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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.”
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price