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bleed the lizard

vulgar slang To urinate, said of or by a male. After my third cup of coffee, I really had to go bleed the lizard.
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flat out like a lizard drinking

1. adjective Very busy; preoccupied with many different things at once. Primarily heard in Australia. Sorry I couldn't make it to lunch today, I've been flat out like a lizard drinking all day. I've been flat out like a lizard drinking at work lately—I barely have time to see my kids anymore.
2. adverb At the greatest possible speed, efficiency, or power. Primarily heard in Australia. We drove that car through town flat out like a lizard drinking. The whole team is working flat out like a lizard drinking to get this project finished on time.
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lot lizard

slang A prostitute who primarily or solely solicits sexual services in parking lots used by truck drivers. Primarily heard in US. Like clockwork, the lot lizards start scoping out potential customers as soon as the sun sets.
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lounge lizard

A man who frequents bars and clubs in an attempt to meet women. Primarily heard in US. That dive bar is filled with nothing but troublemakers and lounge lizards.
See also: lizard, lounge

viviparous lizard

A European species of lizard, so named because the females give birth to live young (as opposed to laying eggs). Today, we're going to study the viviparous lizard.
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lounge lizard

A man interested in snaring a wealthy woman. The phrase was first heard after World War I, when it was applied to musicians who performed in supper clubs and kept an eye out for susceptible women of means. As the century progressed, a man didn't have to be a musician; any well-dressed predatory male earned that phrase. Some say “lizard” referred to reptile shoes that were popular footwear; other say the word applies to the men's low-life character. “Lounge lizard” is the male equivalent of “gold digger.”
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The Philippine sailfin lizard (Hydrosaurus pustulatus), locally known as ibid, calls the lower Solana River as its home but conservation experts said its population was dwindling rapidly because of hunting.
The idea that lizards could somehow attract "atomic" waves doesn't make sense, because lizard skin is made of the exact same proteins as human skin: keratin, Pianka said.
The story ends with a pleasant interaction between Daniel and Clara, while the lizard kingdom celebrated the restoration of their king, plus the reading of beloved stories by Clara to the kingdom.
Last month, Texas' endangered species chief said these "frac-sand" operations posed a "significant" risk to a plan meant to protect the lizard and the 248,686 acres it lives on.
Caption: THE LESSER EARLESS LIZARD is one of three lizard species in White Sands National Monument that evolved quickly to match the color of the gypsum dunefield there.
If it feels threatened, a running lizard will stop and squat so it doesn't cast a shadow.
It's tempting to wonder if evolution has favored green blood because toxic biliverdin might make predators spit out any lizard they start to bite.
Following the call, two members of the Wildlife SOS rapid response unit were immediately dispatched to the location and upon arrival identified the reptile to be a monitor lizard. The rescuers caught the lizard and safely transferred it in to a safe transport container, much to everyone's relief.
The techniques that we tested and evaluated to locate and observe lizard subjects are reliable and minimally invasive to both the subjects and their microhabitats, and it seems likely that any rock-refuging or burrowing species can be studied using these methods.
Police are appealing for information after the black throated monitor lizard was taken from a pet shop in Walton by burglars on Monday night.
I suppose "lizard brains" sounds like a pre-adolescent's schoolyard taunt.
A long tail might seem like a dangerous appendage for a lizard. After all, the more of the lizard there is, the more there is for a predator to grab.
A RARE lizard survived a 3,000-mile flight in a freezing cold luggage hold - only to then be put through the wash by an unsuspecting holidaymaker.
As the market is aware, Kagara and Western Areas are parties to the Lounge Lizard Project Agreement pursuant to which Western Areas mines Kagara's Lounge Lizard nickel deposit (and blends the resultant concentrate with its own for sale under Western Areas' offtake agreements).
RHYS Ifans has refused a body double for the role of the Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man.