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parlor trick

A trick performed to entertain guests. Oh Edward, please perform some of your famous parlor tricks for our guests—they look bored.
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red-sauce parlor

An Italian-American restaurant known for serving traditional pasta dishes with tomato-based sauce. They new Italian restaurant that opened up downtown is a throwback to those authentic red-sauce parlors that my parents used to take me to as a kid. I grew up working in my grandfather's red-sauce parlor, so I know just about everything there is to know about pasta.
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sauce parlor

dated slang A bar or tavern. "Sauce" is a slang term for alcohol. I heard Tommy's dad spends more time at the sauce parlor than he does at home. The cops spotted the two criminals coming out of the sauce parlor and took them in for questioning.
See also: parlor, sauce
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sauce parlor

n. a tavern. I wouldn’t be caught dead in that sauce parlor.
See also: parlor, sauce
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Two of the victims identified Ramirez as the man who robbed the beauty parlor's employees and customers, said Chief Superintendent Bernabe Balba, Eastern Police District director.
The police have also interrogated the beauty parlor management in this regard.
According to workers in the beauty parlors, business is profitable.
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Over time, the owner of the parlor sold and the restaurant closed.
Commenting on the launch of Brew Parlor, Wyndham Grand vice president of food and beverage Mark Anderson said: "We believe travel should be approachable by design, where every day experiences - like the quick cup of coffee our Wyndham Grand hotels serve hundreds of thousands of times a day - are transformed into moments to savour."
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They are using a state gambling law to attempt another shakedown of Rush Street Gaming, the Chicago-based developer behind the slots parlor application in Millbury, and the company's chairman, billionaire Neil Bluhm.
23 in 2003 in the village of Miyagi, which is now the city of Maebashi, Gunma, and abandoning his body in a river, stealing a key to the pachinko parlor Nemoto worked for and 3 million yen in cash from the parlor.
The college-trained masseuse at the Red Room Time foot massage parlor and beauty salon, which opened last year on the ground floor of an apartment building, competes with other women her age for customers at seven foot massage parlors over three blocks of a common northeast Beijing residential area.
political parlor games finally all came to an end last week.
The special challenge for pachinko parlor operators and their suppliers is to raise funds, and, of course, the nub of the opportunity for Fujii is that even those operators running significant profits and keeping transparent accounts are considered by the authorities to be running businesses "injurious to public morals," for which reason they are not allowed to go public in Japan.
In a swing parlor, one set of milking machines is installed and used to milk both sides of a pit parlor (Figure 9-3).
At some point, Leung -- code named "Parlor Maid" -- became an intelligence asset for China's Ministry of State Security (MSS), the Communist regime's equivalent of the KGB.