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by the unit

Fig. each; per. (Used to designate the unit of measure, but not the rate of a measure.) Lettuce is sold by the head. Gas is sold by the gallon.
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(parental) units

n. parents. (see also rent(al)s.) Hey, units! I need to talk to you about something really important.
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1. n. a gadget. Now, take one of the red units—put the copper strip in the slot—place the whole thing in this larger unit—and you’re done. Hand me that unit on the thingy there.
2. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) Why are you always scratching your unit?
3. Go to (parental) units.
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