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at stud

Available for breeding, as of a male animal. Is that horse at stud?
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down to the studs

1. Having had the drywall or similar material removed. (This exposes the "studs," the vertical posts used in the framework of a wall). If this is a serious water leak, you might have to take everything down to the studs. A: "Everything's down to the studs! Do you know how much a full-blown renovation will cost?" B: "Yes, but on the plus side, you can design the house exactly as you want."
2. By extension, reduced to something's most minimal, basic, or fundamental elements. The team stripped its roster down to the studs, rebuilding it back up again from the ground up. After several false starts, the film adaptation was taken back down to the studs, with a brand new writer and director brought on board.
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stud

1. A male animal that is kept for breeding. A number of the studs on our ranch have fathered champion race horses over the years. I've heard that stud dogs can be incredibly difficult to keep as house pets.
2. slang By extension, a man who is very virile, sexually attractive, or sexually promiscuous. It's the classic double standard that men who have a lot of sex are considered studs, while women who have a lot of sex are considered sluts. There's a stud over at the bar who's been checking you out all night. You should go over and talk to him!

stud muffin

A physically attractive young man. Did you see Jane's new boyfriend? He's such a stud muffin that I was practically swooning over him myself!
See also: muffin, stud

take (something) down to the studs

1. To remove the drywall or similar material from a wall, thereby exposing the "studs," the vertical posts used in the framework of a wall. If this is a serious water leak, you might have to take everything down to the studs. A: "This renovation will cost a fortune if you take the house down to the studs." B: "Yes, but on the plus side, you can design the house exactly as you want."
2. By extension, to reduce something to its most minimal, basic, or fundamental elements. The team took its roster down to the studs, rebuilding it back up again from the ground up. After several false starts, the film adaptation was taken back down to the studs, with a brand new writer and director brought on board.
See also: down, stud, take, to
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stud

(stəd)
1. n. a male horse used for breeding purposes. (Not slang.) Last spring, we rented out all our studs and made some money.
2. n. a human male viewed as very successful with women. (Parallel to sense 1) Fred thinks he is a real stud.

stud-muffin

n. a really good-looking guy; a stud. Who’s the stud-muffin with Sally?
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at stud

Available or offered for breeding. Used of animals.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The X-tractalloy kit uses a welding rod as filler material to attach to the broken bolt or stud. along with a special flux that protects the threads.
MULTISCANNER[R] 1520 ONESTEP[TM] has four scanning modes including stud scan to find wood and metal studs or joists up to 3/4" deep, deep stud scan to find wood and metal studs or joists up to 1-1/2" deep, metal mode to search for metal pipes or wire up to three inches deep, and AC scan mode to map out the sub-surface location of hot electrical wires.