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a rift in the lute

A small problem or flaw in something that jeopardizes the whole. I hope this bit of rust isn't a rift in the lute and doesn't end up damaging the whole paint job.
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riffed

slang Terminated from one's job due to a reduction in staff, often for budgetary requirements. Based on the acronym "RIF," which stands for "reduction in force." I can't believe I got riffed, after 30 years of loyal service! The unfortunate reality of this industry is that it's all too easy to get riffed every time the busy season winds down.
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riffed

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I can’t keep getting riffed every night like this.
2. and rift mod. fired; released from employment. (From rif, “reduction in force.” A dismissal not for cause, but simply to reduce the number of workers.) Most of the sales force was rift last week.
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rift

verb
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'North Rift is well known for producing world champions and this weekend, when they take on the track, they will not just be running for their counties but they will be chasing for a ticket ahead of world championships in Doha, Qatar,' said Tiren.
This is recorded in the relative thicknesses of the sedimentary fill of the rift basin during these different periods.
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Political analyst Meas Nee said the opposition should find a strategy for suppressing its rift rather than hoping for a rift in the ruling party.
"While we can't comment on our product roadmap specifics, we do have future plans, and can confirm that we are planning for a future version of Rift," Facebook's statement said.
10 event along the East Rift Valley for NT$500, according to the registration website.
According to the company, developers can opt-in their titles to display as Oculus Rift compatible, with the full consumer launch on 4th September.
EAR is the world's largest active continental rift and is comprised through distinct western and eastern sectors.
The rift will eventually tear the plates apart with the Somali plate taking parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia with it into the Indian Ocean; eventually forming a new continent.
On the occasion, Mustafa Kamal criticized the MQM-P chief Farooq Sattar and termed him the main character behind the recent internal rifts within the MQM-P.
New Delhi [India], Mar 16 ( ANI ): The speculations of a rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not true, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said on Friday.
KARACHI -- The mother and father of slain MQM leader imran Farooq on Tuesday visited MQM-Pakistan Bahadurabad office and expressed their concern over the ongoing rift among the party factions.
The rift between Sattar and the Rabita Committee was caused on the nomination of candidates for Senate elections.
The rift on Larsen C - Antarctica's fourth-largest ice shelf - is now over 100 miles in length and some parts of it are as wide as two miles.
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