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hang out one's shingle

Open an office, especially a professional practice, as in Bill's renting that office and hanging out his shingle next month. This American colloquialism dates from the first half of the 1800s, when at first lawyers, and later also doctors and business concerns, used shingles for signboards.
See also: hang, out, shingle

shit on a shingle

n. creamed chipped beef on toast. (see also creamed foreskins. Military. Usually objectionable.) Oh, no, it’s shit on a shingle again tonight.
See also: on, shingle, shit
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But then they gave away a penalty on their 10 metre line and up stepped Steve Shingler to kick the match winning goal.
They didn't help themselves with a series of early errors, as Shingler kicked a penalty dead in going for the corner, while they turned over further ball at the breakdown and with loose handling.
It was then the Shingler and Keatley show and it was the former who won the match with the clock in the red.
Scarlets went clear when Shingler converted that and added another penalty to give them a 25-13 lead but Munster fought back.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has named a 32-man tour squad that contains no specialist openside flankers, with Shingler, Josh Turnbull and possibly Dan Lydiate offering potential alternatives in selection.
But Shingler revealed that after seeing Wales claim a third Grand Slam since 2005 this year - with his brother Aaron earning a first Test cap against the Scots - it was clear where his allegiances lay.
As the IRB has been advised that Shingler represented Wales Under 20 against France Under 20 in 2011 it would therefore indicate that he is tied to Wales and ineligible to play for any other Union.
Coach Andy Robinson was convinced the Welshborn 20-year-old was available for selection through his Dumfries-born mother - even though Shingler had turned out for Wales at age-group level.
But that four-point deficit was as close as Moseley were to get to a first win, Llanelli wrapping up the victory with a Shingler penalty and a converted injury time try from his brother Aaron, on as a back row replacement.
CONTACT: Mike Shingler, Director of Marketing and Public Relations of JBS United, +1-317-758-2618, mike.
Sarah Falkland, Midlands Today, Gary Shingler, Alcester Leisure Group, Michael Collie, Midlands Today, Jeremy McGinn, Alcester Leisure Group, Llewela Bailey, Central News; Jim Adams, Angela Kenyon, Sue Adams, Jim Kenyon; Jason and Sharon Harvey with Gaye and Michael Collie; Suzanne Virdee, Midlands Today, Dr Giles Bointon, Lynn Elson; Neil Walker, Sarah Rowley, Jane Elsmore, Helen and Stuart Rimmer; John and Tracey Madge with Diane and Paul Broad; Fiona Payne, Halina Day, Sheri Shingler, Jayne Roberts; Mark Peggram, Vanessa Bradford, Steve Denyer, Heart FM; Andrew Bowyer, Stephen Forster-Brass, Martin Donnelly and Dan Westwood all Clusta.
Shingler and chef Keith Ellis of Cook's Pots & Tabletops, the exclusive sales agent for Evo in Eugene, will be demonstrating the $2,495 outdoor appliance from noon to 2 p.
In the past few years, my client base has encountered a lot more problems than it had in the past, just due to the economy," says Aaron Shingler, founder of Washington, D.
Tom Shingler, president of Design Dynamics, will oversee the structural engineering and design aspects of the testing and will rate the Steel Panel Foundation systems against optimal structural engineering requirements.
STEVEN SHINGLER kicked a lastgasp penalty to make it five wins from five for the Scarlets and move Wayne Pivac's side top of the Guinness Pro 12 table.