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skin

1. noun, slang One's life; one's survival or self-preservation. Thanks for bringing me some extra cash—you really saved my skin, there!
2. noun, slang A cigarette paper. Do you have any spare skins? I forgot to pick up some at the gas station.
3. noun, slang Nude flesh, especially the breasts or thighs. Come on, toots, lift up your skirt and show us some skin!
4. noun, informal In video games, an alternate appearance for a character within the game. The game is free, so the developers make their money by selling various skins for a few dollars a pop.
5. adjective, slang Of, depicting, or related to nudity or pornography. They sell skin magazine that are kept on a rack hidden behind black paper. The movie theater used to show skin flicks and exploitation films back in the '70s.
6. verb, dated slang To cheat or swindle (someone). The con man skinned them for nearly $10,000.

skin me

slang To slap hands with one in an amicable fashion; to give one five. Hey man, what's up? Skin me!
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skins

1. slang Drums, or a drum set. I find it so therapeutic to spend an hour or two hitting the skins each night. And on the skins we have the very talented Audrey Brecht!
2. In a casual sports game in which neither team has a uniform, the players who remove their shirts (thus exposing their skin) in order to distinguish themselves from the opposing team (called the "shirts," since they are still wearing shirts). The practice is called "shirts and skins." John forgot the yellow jerseys, so we'll have to play shirts versus skins tonight. OK, Tom, Jack, Bill, and I will be skins—the rest of you can be shirts.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

skin

1. n. a dollar bill. This ticket cost me a couple of skins—and it’s not worth it. You got a skin for the tollbooth?
2. and skinhead n. someone with a shaved or bald head. (Some such persons may also engage in political violence.) Who’s the skinhead with the earrings?
3. tv. to cheat or overcharge someone. The guy who sold me this car really skinned me.

skins

n. drums. (Musicians. The same as hides.) Andy can really make the skins talk.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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One -hundred and twenty- six fish were washed, headed, gutted and filleted by hand as two groups with skinless and skinned on the same day and treated in three different ways.
The Italian Style chicken breasts were erroneously packed in a Perfect Portions bag that says "Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts," with no flavor designated.
* Look for products that are skinless and contain 100% breast meat or predominantly breast meat (first ingredient listed) to get the least amount of fat.
Also a 50g Cooked Skinless Chicken Breast Fillet containing 0.9g of fat and 139 mg sodium per 100g.
"The loin has less fat than skinless chicken breast, and it's really low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein."
The North Country Farms line initially will offer two products--a whole chicken (without giblets and neck) and boneless skinless split breasts.
Hurston's stories of talking skulls and skinless witches are sure to give young readers a little scare, and Leonard Jenkins illustrations are appropriately haunting.
The skinless, boneless, vacuum-packed servings of farm-raised Atlantic salmon come in easy-to-prepare four, six, and eight ounce fillets.
In conjunction with an automatic loader, the system can readily process 200 single-layer packs of skinless franks per minute.
The series of four ads, which compare lean beef to skinless chicken, will appear in the July and September issues of 23 consumer magazines.
Westerners who value skinless chicken breasts as a low-fat source of protein can find them at the grocery store often at prices lower than those in their home country.
The best and most wholesome proteins are green leafy vegetables, soybeans (including tofu), sesame seed and dried beans with fish, chicken (skinless), and/or turkey.
"Opt for lean cuts of meat and skinless poultry that are broiled or baked instead of fried," advises Brazil.