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sandbag

1. slang To force or coerce someone to do something. The boss is always sandbagging the interns into doing the most menial tasks around the office.
2. slang To downplay how a company or individual will perform or deliver in order to surpass the expectations of others. The global corporation gave a fairly conservative projection of its earnings for the year, but many suspect it is just sandbagging with a number it knows it can beat.
3. slang To downplay one's ability or act as though one is much less skilled in some task or activity in order to deceive and take advantage of someone. All of a sudden, he started making every single shot on the pool table. I think he might have been sandbagging us in the first game. I've seen that guy before. He sandbags in the early part of the game, then cleans up when everyone tries to bluff him.
4. slang In poker, to give the impression that one has a weaker hand than one's opponent in order to trap them. Why would you check now? Are you sandbagging me?

self-propelled sandbag

slang A somewhat derogatory term United States Marine, possibly alluding to a sandbag's ability to catch and stop bullets. Popularized during the Gulf War from 1990–1991. Primarily heard in US. I heard Congress is sending even more self-propelled sandbags to Kuwait.
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sandbag

1. tv. to force someone to do something. I don’t want to have to sandbag you. Please cooperate.
2. tv. to deceive someone; to fool someone about one’s capabilities. Don’t let them sandbag you into expecting too little.

self-propelled sandbag

n. a U.S. Marine. (Persian Gulf War.) Those guys are just self-propelled sandbags. They are fearless.
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Our Sandbagger will help speed up protection by enabling users to fill sandbags quickly, right where they need them the most," he added.- TradeArabia News Service
On Saturday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office and the city of Springfield teamed up with the Corps to give away free sandbags to workshop attendees, once they'd learned how to use them.
The shrink-wrapped FloodSax store away easily for five years and after use, the whole product is biodegradable - unlike conventional sandbags that are inconvenient to dispose of.
This study results contributed to the database which will inform the post coronary angiography or cardiac catheterization protocol by clarifying the misunderstandings about sandbag applications and changing positions after such procedure.
"The biggest cost is not the deployment of sandbags, it's when they're used," says Parry Sound entrepreneur Mike Bishop, who has come up with an environmentally friendly alternative for flood defence.
Operating around the clock, the machine quickly filled approximately 60,000 sandbags with 400 tons of sand.
"We also use sandbags, subject to availability, at locations where there is an imminent risk to life or property, with a priority for elderly and vulnerable residents".
Koornstra said his sandbag home is not only less expensive, but also weather-resilient.
The Auto Sandbagger will save considerable time and strain when filling sandbags as compared to conventional methods currently being employed.
Coun Jim Perry said: "We are working in partnership with South Tyneside Homes and have arranged for a supply of sandbags and signs to be placed in secure storage in the area.
In Victoria, residents of the town of Horsham, home to 14,000 people, were yesterday scrambling to protect their homes with sandbags as the rising Wimmera River threatened 500 dwellings.
European power companies and steel makers are buying carbon offsets to meet emissions-reduction requirements, undermining an EU scheme that would otherwise fine them for not cleaning up their operations, the group Sandbag said.
Rumour has it that Sandbag the dog has survived being shot five times.
Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the effects of putting a sandbag on femoral access site after cardiac invasive procedure and changing patients' position in bed on vascular complications rate and the severity of back pain related to the duration of bed rest after procedure.
The good old-fashioned sandbag is, in my opinion, one of the most versatile strength-training pieces going.