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1. noun, slang Diamonds. The pop star came out on stage covered from head to foot in ice. It must have been the most expensive outfit ever made. I bet she keeps her ice in the safe.
2. noun, slang Concentrated methamphetamine in crystalline form. I heard he got caught with two kilos of ice in the trunk of his car. He's going away for a long, long time. This part of town is overrun with dealers slinging ice on the corners.
3. noun, dated slang A bribe. There has always been a problem in this town with cops accepting ice from gangsters in order to look the other way when something illegal happens.
4. noun, dated slang An amount of money paid to a theater manager in order to secure tickets to a performance or event. He said he would throw some ice at the box office manager to make sure we had good seats.
5. verb, slang To murder (someone). The gang iced him for trying to make off with their money.
6. verb, slang To clinch or ensure the victory of (some sporting event). The last minute touchdown iced the game for the New York Giants.
7. verb, slang To close, finalize, or ensure the success of (some deal, endeavor, agreement, etc.). The president said he is eager to ice the trade agreement with the European Union.
8. verb, slang To postpone, delay, or suspend (something). We've had to ice our plans for the expansion until this investigation is concluded. The government indicated that they are icing any and all imports from foreign countries due to the quarantine.
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1. n. diamonds; jewels. (Underworld.) That old dame has tons of ice in her hotel room.
2. n. cocaine; crystalline cocaine. (Drugs.) Max deals mostly in ice but can get you almost anything.
3. tv. to kill someone; to kill an informer. (see also chill.) Mr. Big ordered Sam to ice you-know-who.
4. tv. to ignore someone. (see also chill.) Bart iced Sam for obvious reasons.
5. tv. to embarrass someone; to make someone look foolish. Don’t ice me in front of my friends.
6. n. money given as a bribe, especially to the police. (Underworld.) A lot of those cops take ice.
7. mod. excellent; very cool. Her answer was ice, and she really put down that guy.
mod. settled once and for all; done easily. I’ve got it iced. Nothing to it.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- (as) accommodating as a hog on ice
- (as) cold as ice
- (someone) could sell ice to Eskimos
- as accommodating as a hog on ice
- be (as) cold as ice
- be (walking) on thin ice
- be on ice
- be skating on thin ice
- be skating/walking on thin ice
- bite the ice
- Bite the ice!
- break the ice
- break the ice, to
- cat ice
- cold as ice
- cut ice with (someone)
- cut no ice
- cut no ice with (one)
- cut no ice with someone
- cut no ice, to
- cut the ice
- doesn't cut any ice
- doesn't cut any ice with (one)
- don't cut no ice
- hog on ice
- home-ice advantage
- ice cube
- ice down
- ice maiden
- ice out
- ice over
- ice palace
- ice queen
- ice skates
- ice the kicker
- ice the puck
- ice up
- independent as a hog on ice
- keep (someone) on ice
- like a pig on ice
- on ice
- on thin ice
- on thin ice, to be/skate
- piss on ice
- put (someone) on ice
- put (something) on ice
- put on hold/ice/the back burner, to
- put on ice
- put something on ice
- put the game on ice
- skate on thin ice
- skating on thin ice
- stink on ice
- there is no cow on the ice
- tip of the iceberg
- walk on eggs
- walk on thin ice
- when hell freezes over and the devil learns to (ice) skate