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To swell or bulge outward. I hate these pants—they make my stomach pooch out in a really unflattering way. Unfortunately I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out the day before, so my cheeks are pooching out in every picture.
screw the pooch
vulgar slang To make a very serious, grievous, or irreversible mistake; to ruin something or cause something to fail due to such an error. I'm sorry, boss, I really screwed the pooch this time. Do you think we can get the clients back if I explain that it was all a misunderstanding because of me? This operation depends on you, so don't screw the pooch!
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to stick or bulge out, as with a belly. His chubby tummy poached out when he relaxed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To swell or protrude outward: I need to go on a diet—my stomach is starting to pooch out.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n. a dog. (Also a term of address to a friendly dog.) Hello, pooch. My goodness, you’re friendly.
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