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prop up the bar

To spend a large amount of time drinking at a pub or pubs in general. Primarily heard in UK. My father spent most of my childhood propping up the bar, so forgive me if I am not overly enthusiastic about social drinking. John's down at the local, propping up the bar with his mates from work.
See also: bar, prop, up

give props to (one)

To praise and show one respect. Thank you, but I have to give props to Jeanne, who organized this entire event for us.
See also: give, props

prop (someone or something) up

1. To lean someone or something against someone or something else. I propped him up against the side of the building until our taxi arrived. Just prop the rake against the shed when you're done.
2. To help someone or something remain upright with a prop or crutch of some kind. The frame of my bed broke right in the center, so I've been propping it up with a stack of books. I propped up the picture frame with a piece of cardboard to keep it from tipping over.
3. To give someone or something support in order to remain active or keep from failing, especially in a temporary, partial, or secretive capacity. The American film industry props up the entire country's economy—if they decided to go elsewhere to film, hundreds of thousands of people will lose their jobs overnight. My father propped my business up for the first few years to help keep me afloat. It's only just now that I can begin paying him back. Of course it's now known that the United States had been propping dictatorships and shadow presidents up all around the world in order to protect American interests.
See also: prop, up

knock the props out from under someone

Fig. to destroy someone's emotional, financial, or moral underpinnings; to destroy someone's confidence. When you told Sally that she was due to be fired, you really knocked the props out from under her.
See also: knock, out, props

knock the bottom out of

Also, knock the props out from under. Render invalid, undermine. For example, The discovery of another planet that might support life knocks the bottom out of many theories , or Jane's skilled debating knocked the props out from under her opponent. The first expression dates from the late 1800s, the variant from the first half of the 1900s.
See also: bottom, knock, of, out

prop up the bar

spend a considerable time drinking in a pub. informal
See also: bar, prop, up

ˌprop up the ˈbar

(informal, disapproving) spend a lot of time drinking in a pub or a bar: ‘Where’s Paul?’ ‘Propping up the bar in the King’s Head, as usual.’
See also: bar, prop, up


n. evidence of respect; one’s proper respect. You gotta give me my props.
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Others attach to the prop hub and are secured to the dome with screws, while some domes are press-fitted onto a bulkhead fastened to or secured by the propeller.
Regardless of the material used, a fixed-pitch prop is one whose blades cannot be pivoted in their hubs to change their angle of attack.
"As Fantasy Football became more popular and as the stats surrounding it became more well known, prop betting became more mainstream," Jay Rood, the vice president of race and sports at the MGM Grand, wrote in an email.
In this book's nine chapters, Strawn makes a deliberate point of describing the operation of a successful prop shop as collaborative, flexible, and above all, the place where the question "what if?" should be asked.
Boat for enough years and one day you'll strike a submerged log or bar and "spin a hub." That's actually a good thing, to the extent that the pressed plastic hub on which the prop sits prevents the transfer of energy to the drive shaft and gears.
Do treat your prop like another dancer in the piece.
Prop makers could work in studios or backstage, in prop rooms, or on film sets and on location.
PERTEMPS Bees went into today's National One derby against Coventry at Shar-mans Cross Road (2pm) facing the prospect of being deducted points for not having sufficient specialist prop forwards in their squad.
The 30-year-old former Swansea prop has played in 18 Tests for Wales, with his last appearance coming as a replacement in the defeat by South Africa last summer.
First, the VR application afforded visual representation tools (e.g., avatars for characters and props for role-playing) and text tools, which enabled the students to use their imagination and creativity and manipulate the tools to recreate a Maui legend through role-playing.
THE high end of the price range is dominated by important costumes or on-screen props relating to blockbusters or the classic films of Hollywood's Golden Age.
All the hallmarks of his wafer-dry style were in place--the axial, overlit limbs, the narcoleptic tristesse, the corny props. So it was easy to miss this show, which is to say, to see only an acknowledged master plugging away in his established idiom.
In the normal tilt process, slabs are cast in formwork on the ground then craned or winched vertical, when they are propped temporarily until stiffening elements like the roof and internal walls are in place, after which the props can be removed.
McCaffrey's office has announced plans to "actively collect data - i.e., drug related accident rates, teen pregnancy, work absences, hospital emergency cases, and the like - which will indicate the consequences of the referenda." It will be interesting to see what that discovery process turns up, especially since McCaffrey's conclusion already seems firmly in place: "A hoax has been perpetrated and will be exposed," he wrote after passage of Props. 200 and 215.