tackie


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a piece of old tackie

An especially simple or easy task. Primarily heard in South Africa. See? I told you that application would be a piece of old tackie.
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tread tackie

obsolete To drive or extremely quickly; to burn rubber. Possibly connected to the adjective "tacky," referencing the effect of heat on rubber. I told him to tread tackie and we peeled out so fast that we left tracks on the pavement.
See also: tackie, tread

a piece of old tackie

an easy task.
1979 Cape Times Getting the news of the Zimbabwe Rhodesian ceasefire to the… guerillas might well make Paul Revere's famous midnight ride look like a piece of old tackie.
See also: of, old, piece, tackie

tread tackie

drive or accelerate.
1989 Daily Dispatch By the time they finally trod tackie on the road out, a full week had gone by.
Tackies are plimsolls. The origin of the word is uncertain, though there may be a connection with the English adjective tacky , meaning ‘slightly sticky’, perhaps referring to the effect of extreme heat on the plimsolls' rubber soles.
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Representation matters in the teaching profession, and research indicates that TOCs boost the academic performance of Students of Color, enact more culturally relevant teaching, have more positive perceptions of Students of Color, assist in helping Students of Color feel more welcome at school (i.e., serve as cultural ambassadors), and are highly rated by all students (Carver-Thomas, 2018; Dilworth & Coleman, 2014; Griffin, 2018; Griffin & Tackie, 2016; Irvine, 2002).
Meanwhile, Tackie has dismissed talk of Scottish champions Celtic signing Jordan in this window, but remains tight-lipped on the prospect of a move to Fulham, who saw an PS8 million bid for the forward recently knocked back.
Dwuma-Badu, D., Okarter, T.U., Tackie, A.N., Lopez, J.A., Slatkin, D.J., Knapp, J.E., Schiff Jr., P.L, 1977.
Poultry diets cost is a major problem for the industry as feed cost ranges from 50 to 60% and 65 to 75% of the total cost of production in the developed and developing countries, respectively (Tackie and Flenscher, 1995; Nworgu et al., 1999), but for many producers this figure is now higher.
Ellene Kebede and Professor Nii Tackie for their thoughtful comments and suggestions on earlier version of this manuscript.
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"Previous opponents like Gianluca Branco, Lovemore Ndou and Ben Tackie were still good fighters, but they were advancing in age, while Nuzhnenko is by no means an old man."
"I've beaten Ben Tackie, stopped Ted Bami and everybody knows I should have got the decision against Lovemore N'Dou instead of the draw."
Loving daughter Norma, son - in - law Dennis, grandchildren Lisa, Andrew, Tackie and Sue, great - grandchildren Jessica, Reece and Amelia.
"Look at my performances against (Ben) Tackie, Ray Oliveira and the first six rounds against JuanUrango - I've always had that in my locker.
"Look at my performances against (Ben) Tackie, Ray Oliveira and the first six rounds against Juan Urango - I've always had that in my locker.
The 27-year-old Commonwealth light-middle king will have a 10-year advantage over Tucson's Bravo, but the old-timer has met some decent men, including former world champion "Yory Boy" Campas, challenger Ben Tackie and top prospects Demetrius Hopkins - Bernard's nephew-and Andre Berto.
A good example of this is provided by discussion of land tenure in the text by Tackie, Siaway, and Baharany: In addition to looking at the impact of insecure tenure on agricultural investment and productivity, they also look at its impact of level relationships on gender, and through that, on the distribution of property within the informal sector.