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skirt chaser

Someone, typically a man, who very actively, persistently, and/or aggressively pursues sexual relations with women. After my brother's girlfriend broke up with him, he started drinking heavily and turned into quite a skirt chaser.
See also: chaser, skirt

bit of skirt

1. A physically attractive woman. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jack knew he was the envy of all of his friends as he paraded around town with his new bit of skirt.
2. A derogatory term used to describe a woman who lacks value beyond being physically attractive. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can't believe my ex-boyfriend went out with that bit of skirt!
See also: bit, of, skirt


A video or photo that has been taken with the camera aimed up a woman's skirt, often secretly and without her consent. I'll make sure that the man responsible for this disgusting upskirt video is sued.

skirt around someone or something

Fig. to move around and avoid someone or something. (something can be a topic of conversation.) We talked the whole evening and managed to skirt around Fred. We had to skirt around the subject.
See also: around, skirt


n. a woman. Some skirt comes up to me and asks where the police station is.
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Changing the rubber sealing strip on most standard conveyor skirting systems typically requires multiple tools, and some need two workers, depending upon the size and position of the conveyor.
Caption: Martin Self Adjusting Skirting adapts to rubber skirt wear, regardless of material volume and size diversity.
To remove an existing skirting board, cut along the top with a craft knife to break the seal between the wallpaper or paint on the wall and the board itself.
It can help to put wooden wedges in the gap you've created, so the skirting is held away from the wall.
Cut the new skirting boards to size using a jigsaw or handsaw.
If you have walls that are long enough to require two or more lengths of skirting, you need to join them as seamlessly as possible and preferably in an inconspicuous place, such as behind a piece of furniture.
Now cut a 45 degree mitre, facing the other way, on one end of the adjoining skirting, ensuring that the mitres fit together well.
Cut the other end of the second skirting square to fit the corner, apply wood glue to both mitre joins and fix the second skirting to the wall, making sure that the mitres remain a good fit.
5 Attach a 25 x 25mm timber batten to the top of the back of the skirting to provide a fixing for the top board.
6 Fix new skirting to the floor batten, screwing through pilot holes.
7 If the existing skirting has a square edge, all youneed is a simple square box to hide the pipes.
Finally, sit the two side facings hard against the skirting blocks, mark the mitres and cut to size, then glue and nail in place.
Take plenty of time to do the fiddly job of fitting the cut skirting board to ensure a professional look to the surroundCutting edge .