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popcorn flick

A film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth. A: "So what movie do you want to go see later?" B: "I don't feel like watching anything too heavy or complex—let's just see whatever popcorn flick is out."
See also: flick, popcorn

popcorn film

A film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth. A: "So what film do you want to go see later?" B: "I don't feel like watching anything too heavy or complex—let's just see whatever popcorn film is out."
See also: film, popcorn

popcorn movie

A film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth. A: "So what movie do you want to go see later?" B: "I don't feel like watching anything too heavy or complex—let's just see whatever popcorn movie is out."
See also: movie, popcorn

*busy as a beaver (building a new dam)

 and *busy as a bee; *busy as a one-armed paperhanger; *busy as Grand Central Station; *busy as a cat on a hot tin roof; *busy as a fish peddler in Lent; *busy as a cranberry merchant (at Thanksgiving); *busy as popcorn on a skillet
very busy. (*Also: as ~.) My boss keeps me as busy as a one-armed paperhanger. I don't have time to talk to you. I'm as busy as a beaver. When the tourist season starts, this store is busy as Grand Central Station. Sorry I can't go to lunch with you. I'm as busy as a beaver building a new dam. Prying into other folks' business kept him busy as popcorn on a skillet.
See also: beaver, busy

busy as a beaver

Also, busy as a bee. Hardworking, very industrious, as in With all her activities, Sue is always busy as a bee, or Bob's busy as a beaver trying to finish painting before it rains. The comparison to beavers dates from the late 1700s, the variant from the late 1300s. Also see eager beaver; work like a beaver.
See also: beaver, busy

popcorn pimp

n. a pimp who runs a small operation. (Streets. Popcorn here means small; as in popcorn shrimp.) Reggie is nothing but a popcorn pimp. He’ll never amount to much.
See also: pimp, popcorn
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Open-market sales are subject to the risk of the fluctuations in the price of popcorn.
POPCORN PIE 4 cups freshly popped popcorn (unsalted) 1 cup toasted peanuts (unsalted) 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup black strap molasses 1/4 cup water or strong coffee 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp melted butter (unsalted) 1 9-inch prepared pie shell Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
One of the ancient ways to popcorn was to heat sand in a fire and stir kernels of popcorn in when the sand was fully heated.
In South America, kernels of popcorn found in burial grounds in the coastal deserts of north Chile were so well preserved they still popped even though they were 1,000 years old.
Shortly thereafter, Walgreens became one of Popcorn and More's largest accounts and a major catalyst for subsequent business.
Popcorn Indiana will open its new store in Spring 2003.
Asked if our nesting tendencies are more threat-based than comfort-based, Popcorn said, "I think it's fear that's driving it.
Toss popcorn with 2 Tablespoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and 1 teaspoon dried oregano.
Place popped popcorn in paper bag sprayed with cooking spray on the inside.
Their popcorn comes in 30 gram bags right up to 250 gram packs with special seasonal packs available for Halloween and Christmas.
Home consumption of popcorn increased dramatically in the 1950s, with the advent of television, and again in the 1980s upon arrival of microwave popcorn.
Hard-to-resist Bearitos white cheddar popcorn and Westbrae's decidedly tasty 100 percent Organic Potato Chips both have as much fat and calories as Lay's Sour Cream & Onion potato chips.
But popcorn need not be popped in oil and can easily be prepared as a low-calorie, fat-free snack.
Wilson of the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station at Ames, Iowa, mentioned to another scientist that he had been screening, or testing, popcorn germplasm for resistance to corn earworm and European corn borer.
Indiana grows more popcorn than any other state in the union.