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holier-than-thou

Sanctimonious; maintaining an obnoxious air of moral superiority or condescension. (Usually used before a noun, especially "attitude.") While he makes good points, his holier-than-thou attitude is not likely to win him many allies.

a thou

A slang term for one thousand. It is pronounced like the beginning of the word "thousand," not like the archaic pronoun "thou." I could make a thou on that job easily, and then we wouldn't have to worry about money for awhile.
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take (something) down a thousand

To be less intense, serious, or extreme, as in some emotion, behavior, or action. Usually said as an imperative. I know my perfectionism can be a real problem sometimes, so I've been trying to take it down a thousand recently. I know everyone is excited to see what the machine is capable of, but we all need to take it down a thousand before someone get hurt. Take it down a thousand, Bob—there's really no need to get so upset about this.
See also: down, take, thousand

holier-than-thou

If you describe someone as holier-than-thou, you mean that they seem to believe that they have better moral qualities than anyone else. He has always sounded holier-than-thou. I'm not going to be all holier-than-thou about this.

holier than thou

characterized by an attitude of self-conscious virtue and piety.
This phrase comes from Isaiah 65:5: ‘Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou’.
See also: holy, thou

holier-than-thou

mod. superior in piety; condescending. She has such a holier-than-thou attitude.

Take it down a thou(sand)!

in. Cool down!; Calm down!; Quiet down! You are wild! Take it down a thou and let’s try again to talk this out.
See also: down, take

Take it down a thou!

verb
See also: down, take

thou

(θɑʊ)
n. one thousand. I managed to get a couple of thou from the bank, but I need a little more than that.

holier than thou

Sanctimonious, pretending moral superiority. This term comes from the Bible (Isaiah 65:5), where the prophet, speaking of sinners, holds that they say “Come not near me, for I am holier than thou.” The term is often used as an adjective (and hyphenated: holier-than-thou) as in Sinclair Lewis’s novel Babbitt (1922), “But I don’t want you to think you can get away with any of that holier-than-thou stuff.”
See also: holy, thou
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thous corroborates that this nerve sends efferent axons in the communication with the median nerve as described in the domestic dog (Evans & de Lahunta, 2013).
Thou shalt be a lesser idiot than normal and not make calls from an aircraft seat before the doors close because it is offensive to other passengers settling in to have you yelling on your phone...do that before embarking.
thous, which indicates the existence of an emerging rabies cycle in this species.
extensor del II dedo (Spoor & Badoux, 1986), pero esta separacion no fue hallada por nosotros en el C thous, por lo tanto conservamos el nombre de extensor del I y II dedo, aunque encontramos una rama para el III dedo en mayor proporcion, lo que nos lleva a sugerir que una vez se apoye este estudio con mas especimenes en investigaciones posteriores, se podria denominar mejor como musculo extensor digital medial, ya que no iria solo para el I y II dedo, y aparte de esto es un apoyo tendinoso profundo al extensor digital comun, siendo el colateral del m.
Observations on the behavior and ecology of the crab-eating-fox (Cerdocyon thous).
Cerdocyon thous mostro preferencia por el bosque Japon y los arbustales Japon y Mesa Baja, uso del pastizal y rechazo o poco uso del bosque Mesa Baja (Fig.
In 2017, the sewage network in Poland reached the length of 156.8 thous. km and the number of connections to residential buildings 3.3 mln pcs.
ABSTRACT: Home range and habitat use of crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous Linnaeus, 1766), in the Cerrado of the central region of Tocantins, Brazil.
Contract notice: 17-222.2 purchase of 18,000 thous. (j) aviation kerosene jet a1.
Income ($ Mil.) 2007-4 733 314 133.4 Non-Ag Employment (Thous.) 2007-4 409 402 1.7 Unemployment Rate (%) 2007-4 2.9 3.1 Total Employment (Thous.) 2007-4 431 426 1.2 United States Latest Year Percent General Indicators Quarter Ago Change Personal Income ($ Mil.) 11,839,869 11,182,652 5.9 Farm Prop.
Threshed 54.7 thous. Tonnes with the average yield of 19.2 c / ha.
Income 2007-3 775 282 174.8 ($ Mil.) Non-Ag Employment 2007-3 414 404 2.5 (Thous.) Unemployment Rate (%) 2007-3 3.0 3.2 Total Employment (Thous.) 2007-3 424 418 1.4 United States Latest Latest Year Percent General Indicators Quarter Quarter Ago Change Personal Income ($ Mil.) 2007-3 11,727,099 11,016,422 6.5 Farm Prop.
According to the Department of socio-economic development of the village of Tomsk region, in 2017 the economy are planning to procure 83.1 thous. Tons of hay, 200.6 thous.
Income ($ Mil.) 2007-2 694 232 199,1 Non-Ag Employment (Thous.) 2007-2 412 402 2,5 Unemployment Rate (%) 2007-2 3.2 3.2 Total Employment (Thous.) 2007-2 423 416 1,7 United States Latest Year Percent General Indicators Quarter Ago Change Personal Income ($ Mil.) 11,595,412 10,902,219 6.4 Farm Prop.