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drink from a fire hose

To take on or be inundated by more of something (i.e., work, responsibility, information, etc.) than one is capable of handling. My first day on the job was like drinking from a fire hose—they threw so much at me that I don't know how I'll remember any of it.
See also: drink, fire, hose

be home and hosed

To have successfully completed something, as a project or activity. Primarily heard in Australia. I just need to list one more source for this essay and then I'll be home and hosed.
See also: and, home, hose

fire hose

A strong, heavy stream of something. When I defended my dissertation, it felt like the questions were coming at me like a fire hose.
See also: fire, hose

home and hosed

Assuredly successful. Primarily heard in Australia. I'm pretty sure I did well on that last exam, so it looks like I'm home and hosed for the semester.
See also: and, home, hose

hose someone down

Sl. to kill someone. (Underworld. From the image of spraying someone with bullets.) Mr. Big told Sam to hose Wilbur down. The thugs tried to hose down the witness.
See also: down, hose

hose someone or something down

to wash something down with water from a hose. Hose her down to cool her off and maybe she will do the same for you. Please hose down the driveway. Hose it down.
See also: down, hose

heart sinks, one's

One's courage or hope fails; one is very disappointed or dejected. For example, An hour before the picnic I heard thunder and my heart sank. This expression was first recorded in 1605 but was preceded in the 15th century by one's heart is at one's heels or in one's hose or in one's shoes . The present (and only surviving) usage was first recorded in 1605.
See also: heart

home and hosed

successful in achieving your objective. chiefly Australian & New Zealand
1998 Times The championship was over, Manchester United were home and hosed.
See also: and, home, hose

air hose

n. invisible socks; no socks. How do you like my new air hose? One size fits all.
See also: air, hose


1. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) He held his hands over his hose and ran for the bedroom.
2. tv. & in. to copulate [with] a woman. (Usually objectionable.) You don’t like her, you just want to hose her!
3. tv. to cheat or deceive someone; to lie to someone. Don’t try to hose me! I’m onto you!

hose someone down

tv. to kill someone. (Underworld. From the image of spraying someone with bullets.) The thugs tried to hose down the witness.
See also: down, hose
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Based on geographic regions, the hydraulic rubber hose market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.
Hutchinson, one of major French automotive rubber hose providers, entered Chinese market in 1995.
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Trelleborg's industrial hose operation presents Alikler G2, a new generation rubber hose specifically engineered for food processing.
It's therefore critical that hose assemblies are checked on a regular basis to ensure that they are fit for purpose and safe to use.
SPECIAL GUEST Victoria Pendleton, centre, launches the new hoses with Dr Tamas Katona (MD, Continental, left) and Andrew Esson (MD, ContiTech Beattie, right)
Soaker hoses, made of recycled tires, have tiny holes in them from which water seeps into the earth.
The two manual relief requirements are not applicable to fire hoses and also a condition of NSTM 505.
Also new are two new hose and fitting designs for mold hydraulics.
There are three areas where a garden hose can give you leaking problems; the female end, the male end, and points in-between.
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This 2013 report is a professional and in-depth market research on the Chinese Automotive Hose industry that cover the main market segments (including engine fuel, air conductioner, brake, power steering, body accessories hoses), manufacturing technology and product specifications.
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Like car tyres, rubber hoses will degrade over time due to a number of external factors including ozone, UV, temperature and physical damage.