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high roller

Someone known for spending or gambling large amounts of money. The back room at the casino was reserved exclusively for high rollers willing to play for big stakes. Jack was known as a real high roller, impressing everyone with his expensive cars, flashy jewelry, and nice clothes.
See also: high, roller

roller coaster

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, roller

*awkward as a cow on a crutch

 and *awkward as a cow on roller skates
very clumsy or off balance. (*Also: as ~.) When Lulu was overweight, she was awkward as a cow on a crutch. Tom will never be a gymnast. He's as awkward as a cow on roller skates!
See also: awkward, cow, crutch, on

high roller

Fig. a gambler who bets heavily. They welcomed me at the casino because I had the same name as one of their high rollers.
See also: high, roller

a roller-coaster ride

If you describe an experience as a roller-coaster ride, you mean that parts of it were very good and parts of it were very bad. Markets on both sides of the Atlantic have had a roller coaster ride over the past five days. The past week was an emotional roller-coaster ride for these people.
See also: ride

a roller-coaster ride

an experience in which circumstances change rapidly and in a volatile manner from one extreme to another.
2004 BBC News: Business Shares have been on a rollercoaster ride, with US shares plunging and then recovering twice over.
See also: ride

high roller

n. a big gambler who risks much money; anyone who takes risks. (Refers to rolling dice.) Rocko is a high roller and isn’t afraid to lose some money.
See also: high, roller

pill-pusher

and pill-roller and pill-peddler
n. a nickname for a physician. I went to the infirmary, but the pill-pusher wasn’t in. The lousy pill-roller just gave me some aspirin.

pill-roller

verb

roller

n. a police car. There are rollers in the next block, driving slow, looking for someone.
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Heat transfer rollers, sometimes called "chill rollers", are a Menges specialty, and AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators) has awarded Menges its sole 2014 Technology of the Year Award.
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If you would like to get involved, contact Middlesbrough Milk Rollers at boroskate@hotmail.
To obtain 2 for 1 admission cut out the voucher here and take it along to the roller rink in Broadgate, Coventry city centre.
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Lube the grease fittings on the bottom rollers with a grease gun during scheduled services.
Kelly Robinson, president of Liverpool Roller Birds, said: "Both teams played a fantastic game and we love playing Manchester Roller Derby.
The tests were performed on a 22308 C-type roller bearing, because its relatively smaller dimension.
Brotherton Pipeline, based in Gold Hill, OR, realized that the Low Profile Rollers could be of great value when installing pipe for gas distribution in the western United States.
Decent quality tools are important because you don't want brush hairs or roller marks.
Brushes are versatile tools because you can paint both large and small areas with them, but if you want to cover a lot of ground quickly and easily, you're much better off with a roller.
VALENCIA -- Nearly 16 years ago, Magic Mountain cloned the Cyclone, the famous Coney Island roller coaster.