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put someone to bed with a shovel

Sl. to bury someone; to kill and bury someone. Shut up! You want me to put you to bed with a shovel? The leader of the gang was getting sort of tired and old, so one of the younger thugs put him to bed with a shovel.
See also: bed, put, shovel

put to bed with a shovel

 
1. Sl. dead and buried. (Alludes to burying someone.) You wanna be put to bed with a shovel? fust keep talking that way. Poor old Jake. He was put to bed with a shovel last March.
2. Sl. intoxicated. He wasn't just tipsy. He was put to bed with a shovel! Dead drunk? Yes, he was put to bed with a shovel.
See also: bed, put, shovel

cling like shit to a shovel

and stick like shit to a shovel
1. in. to stick or adhere [to someone or something] tightly. (Usually objectionable.) That oily stuff sticks like shit to a shovel.
2. in. to be very dependent on someone; to follow someone around. (Often with an indirect object. Usually objectionable.) She’s so dependent. She clings to him like shit to a shovel. He hates her, but he sticks like shit to a shovel.
See also: cling, like, shit, shovel

stick like shit to a shovel

verb
See also: like, shit, shovel, stick

put someone to bed with a shovel

tv. to bury someone; to kill and bury someone. (see also put to bed with a shovel.) The leader of the gang was getting sort of tired and old, so one of the younger thugs put him to bed with a shovel.
See also: bed, put, shovel, someone

put to bed with a shovel

1. mod. dead and buried. (From put someone to bed with a shovel.) You wanna be put to bed with a shovel? Just keep talking that way.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (From sense 1) He wasn’t just tipsy. He was put to bed with a shovel!
See also: bed, put, shovel
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Use a shovel with a long handle to gain more control.
So begins Leslie Conner's touching story about a young immigrant woman with a practical streak who chooses a shovel from a peg in the barn and takes it with her on a ship to America.
Confident in the fact that Shovel was now on the way back to a full, if slightly miraculous, recovery, I decided to put him on to the lawn for a little run.
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The 5090B shovel has a bigger bucket, more horsepower and greater digging force than the 5080 shovel it replaces and Cat said that it expected 90% of the shovel's application to be mining and quarry operations, with 10% in heavy construction.
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I'd hit the bubble skylight with my shovel and shattered the plastic cover.
This weld experienced quality problems because the sections had to fit perfectly due to the stress the component undergoes in application as the pivot point for the shovel.
While no tricycles appear in Eric Lane Barnes's stage adaptation, which premiered in 1998, Nancy Jane Nelson (in photo, right, with Keith Eric Davis as Mike) gives new heart to the antiquated steam shovel who must dig the town hall in one day or face the junk heap.
As the underwater search continued, detectives announced that a shovel recovered from a river had now been eliminated from the inquiry.
DETECTIVES hunting for the body of schoolgirl Jenna Baldwin claimed a missing shovel could be the vital clue in tracking her down.
Police officers rushed to the scene to find it knocked down and moved from its original location by a hydraulic power shovel.
The figure does not include savings in shovel downtime or dipper door repair materials.
Duchamp is perhaps best known for his so-called readymades--a bicycle wheel mounted on a kitchen stool, a wooden hat rack, an Underwood typewriter cover, a snow shovel, a wood and metal coatrack, a steel comb, an advertisement for Sapolin enamel paints, a bottle-drying rack, his infamous urinal, and a number of others.
Consider, for example, his account of the readymade shovel In Advance of the Broken Arm: "This Readymade illustrates the strength of the castration complex in Duchamp's psyche; he calls a shovel - an unmistakeable phallic symbol - a 'broken arm.