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plastic grin

A forced, artificial smile; a smile someone wears despite having no feelings of happiness or joy. John seemed fine at first glance, but before long I could tell that he was wearing a plastic grin and that something was bothering him. Look at his big plastic grin—he's such a con man! I sure hope he doesn't win the election.
See also: grin, plastic

plastic smile

A forced, artificial smile; a smile someone wears despite having no feelings of happiness or joy. John seemed fine at first glance, but before long, I could tell that he was wearing a plastic smile and that something was bothering him. Look at that his big plastic smile—he's such a conman! I sure hope he doesn't win the election.
See also: plastic, smile

plastic

1. mod. phony; false. She wears too much makeup and looks totally plastic.
2. n. a plastic credit card. I don’t carry any cash, just plastic.
3. mod. having to do with credit cards and their use. There is too much plastic debt in most households.

plastic punk

n. falsely stylish. Isn’t all punk really plastic punk?
See also: plastic, punk
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While relationships among hydrodynamic stress, attachment force, and structure size are widespread across diverse attachment structures, the tendency to plastically adjust attachment force without a change in structure size is atypical.
First, it indicates to a designer the degree to which the wire will deform plastically before the fracture.
The topics include disequilibrium textures versus equilibrium modeling in geochronology, microstructure and elastic anisotropy in naturally deformed leucogneiss from a shear zone in Italy's Montalto, inferring the geometry of intercrystalline brine in plastically deforming halite rocks from electrical resistivity, the numerical modeling of spontaneous slab breakoff dynamics during continental collision, present-day vertical isostatic readjustment of the Western Alps revealed by numerical modeling and geodetic and siesmotectonic data, the role of mantle hydration in continental crust recycling in the wedge region, and the interaction of deformation and metamorphic reactions.
Primarily I would explore the house pictorially and plastically from the outside, from without.
At these stress levels, a high number of carbides are found to be fractured, the plastically deformed areas have spread and deepened and even small cracks are observed in the matrix, as shown in Fig.
The Macedonian ensemble delivered a clearly cruel performance, chipped off the depths of the popular bosoms, in which no signs of individual artistic hand could be perceived, yet the dance itself is so subtle, choreographically so rich, emotionally so tenable, and so plastically perfect that any attempt at doing something in it would only disrupt the ideal harmony among the aforementioned elements.
The material is plastically deformed as it flows through the die, it coats the housed wire when the die is split into two halves.
Toughness is the ability of the metal to deform plastically and absorb energy in the process before fracturing.
In Mode I the ultimate load-bearing capacity is reached when the wood yields plastically along the screw.
Francesca Davies, Fox's innovations manager, said, 'These findings finally dispel the myth that all men are attracted to plastically enhanced women, which is a great relief for all the 'natural' women out there.
If the cutting edge is plastically deforming during this pass, the edgeline cutting geometry begins a process of serious deterioration from its intended and optimal form.