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in a paddy

Very or unreasonably angry or upset; in an outburst of rage, frustration, or ill temper. Primarily heard in UK. A: "What's Danny in a paddy about now?" B: "Oh, I wouldn't let him eat a cookie that fell on the floor, that's all."
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paddy wagon

slang A police vehicle, especially a large van, used to transport criminals or suspects to prison. (Potentially offensive, as "paddy" is a derogatory slang term for an Irish person, though the connection between the two terms is debated.) Nearly two dozen looters were thrown into paddy wagons by police forces trying to quell the riots. After Jeff got drunk and started assaulting a bouncer, he ended his night in the back of a paddy wagon.
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paddy

n. a police officer, especially an Irish police officer. (Usually derogatory. Also an ill-advised term of address.) Tell that paddy to go catch a crook or something.

paddy wagon

n. a police van used to take suspected criminals to the police station. The cop put the woman in handcuffs and then called the paddy wagon.
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We must take utmost care in fixing the paddy base price as next year is the year of the general elections,' Aung Htoo said.
In a recent video Paddy has been lifting Eddie on the gym equipment, on the leg press and arm press.
Though the peak season for paddy cultivation has begun in the gewog, some paddy fields still remain dry and fallow due to lack of rainfall and insufficient irrigation water.
Special training teams were visiting all villages for imparting training to the rice growers for enhancing per acre yield, sowing of paddy nurseries, utilisation of irrigation water, pesticides and fertilizers as well as about different verities of paddy in the district.
Unfortunately Paddy has an extremely rare tissue type and with no donor matches on the worldwide donor register, the people of Coventry have done what they can to help.
After he developed the idea to invent the paddy filling machine, Abhishek shared it with his class teacher Venkatesham who encouraged him and promised to give final shape to the concept.
Following the discussion, Vietnam said it will hold an emergency meeting with relevant businessmen and then submit a detailed report to the Vietnamese prime minister to encourage them to buy paddy from Cambodia at a reasonable price.
The Gambling Commission found "significant" amounts of stolen money had been gambled with Paddy Power's online exchange Betfair after it failed to carry out proper anti-money laundering checks.
Fans of last year's The Keith and Paddy Picture Show will remember stellar turns from Robbie Williams, Emma Willis and Larry Lamb as they took roles in films such as Ghostbusters, Star Wars and Jaws.
The Prime Minister said he would announce an increase in the special aid for paddy farmers once the BN claims victory on the night the results are declared for the 14th general election.
"A gold pendant," said Paddy, polishing it with his hanky, and Billy said they should split whatever it was worth, but Paddy said: "I found it, it's mine." Billy went off in a huff and sulked until he returned for elevenses (as Paddy had chocolate digestives).
A friend of Paddy, 44, said things had "improved dramatically" since it emerged last week that he had lied about his London date with Nicole Appleton.