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whoosh

Used to indicate that the other person completely failed to understand or appreciate the point of what one said, especially a joke. It is a reference to the idiom "go over someone's head," alluding to an imaginary "whooshing" noise created as it passed. A: "My uncle is reading a book about anti-gravity technology. He says he can't put it down!" B: "Oh, wow, that does sound really interesting." A: "Whoosh."

whooshed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Jerry was totally whooshed by midnight.
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Whoosh. And, like all great inventions, it won't be long until everybody has one in the garage.
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Suddenly "whoosh" I in the air, with a in a red The things dreams are made of right there.
Based on observations and comparisons of these studies [11, 12, 13, 14, 15], it is conceivable that the ported shroud recirculating casing treatment reduces 4-12 kHz whoosh noise in the mid flow range.
Whoosh is pale gold in colour and pours with a foamy white head.
For parents and educators alike, Whoosh! is worth having on the bookshelf.
Some stars burn brightly and leave a big trail But none burned as brightly as the late Rik Mayall As college chums they met auder the limelights The Dangerous Brothers filled us up with slapstick delights The pain they tried to inflict on each other Help forge a working bond unique like a brother Along came the Young Ones and two became four Then as the Famous Five we loved them even more A spin off from the Young Ones no-one could stop 'em They became the highly successful team Bottom Parts in Blackadder, Rik stole the show A dashing Lord Flasheart with a whoosh and yo ho!!
Louis, MO, November 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Computime today announced it has become a distributor for WHOOSH![R] Screen Shine[R], a solution designed to clean, polish and protect multi-touch and regular monitors, mobile devices, and consumer electronics.
For my home, I'd like the boffins to come up with those wonderful Starship Enterprise doors that whoosh open when you approach.
We bathe ourselves to be fresh and clean so we ought to take more time protecting ourselves and our gadgets by keeping them clean as well, and WHOOSH! appears to be a safe and effective gadget cleaning product," said Baker.
It's a bit of a mouthful, but the reason goes like this: crunch, whoosh, snap, juice, bliss.
a shorthead second to He Went Whoosh in the 2010 Coral Regency final and a neck second to Bridge Diamond on Derby final night.
Two children lay awake in a sleeper car while they "Whistle past rivers / Whoosh through the tunnels / Roar down the plains / And all of the time / Always the same / the wail of the wind, the sway of the train / the strum of the wheels to the beat of the rain." Full bleed illustrations across each spread are colored in soothing tones of blues, greens, and violets with an overlay of diagonal hatched lines representing the ubiquitous rain.
Today, as the firms to blame were fined, Mrs Scott, 70 said: "I can only really remember the loud 'whoosh' of the scaffolding falling.
For now we thought it would be best to go with a nice whoosh," Barnard said.