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laced mutton

An outdated term for a prostitute. A: "I think that Lord Stewart is spending time with a laced mutton." B: "No, surely not!"
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lace into someone or something

 and light into someone or something
Fig. to attack, devour, or scold someone or something. We laced into a big meal of pork and beans. The bully punched John once, and then John really laced into him. John lit into him with both fists.
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lace someone into something

to tighten the laces of something someone is wearing. Sally helped Billy lace himself into his boots. The maid laced Gloria into her corset.
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lace someone up

to tie someone's laces; to help someone get dressed in a garment having laces. Would you please lace me up? I can't reach the ties in the back. I laced up Sally, as she requested.
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lace something up

to tie the laces of something. Lace your shoes up, Tommy. Lace up your shoes.
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lace something with something

to adulterate something with something, often with something alcoholic. Someone laced the punch with strong whiskey. Who laced my coffee with brandy?
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lace into

Also, light into. Attack, assail, as in He laced into me for arriving late, or She lit into him for forgetting the tickets. The first of these colloquial terms employs lace in the sense of "beat up or thrash," a usage dating from the late 1500s. The idiom with light dates from the late 1800s and stems from the verb meaning "descend."
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lace into

v.
To attack or assail someone: The captain laced into me for getting to practice so late.
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lace up

v.
1. To fasten shoes or clothing by tightening and tying laces: I laced up my skates before my lesson. We laced our hiking boots up before we headed out.
2. To tighten and tie the laces on someone's shoes or clothing: Come over here so I can lace you up. The assistant laced up the skater before the start of the competition.
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lace

1. tv. to add alcohol to coffee or tea; to add alcohol to any food or drink. Who laced the punch?
2. tv. to add a bit of one drug to another; to add drugs to any food or drink. (Drugs.) Somebody laced the ice cubes with acid.
3. n. money. (Underworld.) You got any lace in those pockets?
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The Speed Lacing System is integrated into a durable canvas outer shell contoured to the wrist shape.
There are two causes for the lacing defect that can appear in PE films and extrusion coatings.
The second cause of lacing is a chemical interaction between the pigment surface and the PE resin.
About U-Lace: Named the top trend product in Japan and sold in 36 countries, U-Lace is the world's first and only modular, customizing lacing system for sneakers.
U-Lace, the revolutionary and award winning customizing lacing system for sneakers, launches "U-Lace Mix-n-Match" in 42 unique colors; makes multi-color lacing more affordable and accessible than ever, positioning brand for explosive growth.
The dream of lacing up with Hockey Legends and Hall of Fame stars such as Gilbert Perreault, Darryl Sittler, Brad Park, Peter Stasny, and more; to be coached by icon Bobby Hull; to play with these former NHL greats in front of tens of thousands of fans is just a fantasy for most.
Unique elastic lacing system a functional and fashionable way to make over sneakers
16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookstone, the multichannel specialty retailer and product development company, today launched HICKIES Elastic Laces, a revolutionary elastic lacing system that transforms the way consumers wear sneakers.