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    Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they're g

    Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they're getting.
    What does 'pimp out' mean and the whole sentence mean? Unihall is a university residence.

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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    Quote Originally Posted by facecatwt View Post
    Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they're getting.
    What does 'pimp out' mean and the whole sentence mean? Unihall is a university residence.
    If you "pimp" something (I haven't seen "pimp out"), then you make it very glamorous and glitzy. You may have heard of a TV show called "Pimp My Ride" where they take a very ordinary car and do extraordinary things to it - amazing paintwork, huge sound systems, massive exhausts and engines, sometimes they cover the outside of the car in (fake) diamonds. The result is usually something completely over the top and, in my opinion, tasteless.

    I imagine that the university residence is being given a lot of money this year so they can spend the money on making all the rooms really luxurious.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you "pimp" something (I haven't seen "pimp out"), then you make it very glamorous and glitzy. You may have heard of a TV show called "Pimp My Ride" where they take a very ordinary car and do extraordinary things to it - amazing paintwork, huge sound systems, massive exhausts and engines, sometimes they cover the outside of the car in (fake) diamonds. The result is usually something completely over the top and, in my opinion, tasteless.

    I imagine that the university residence is being given a lot of money this year so they can spend the money on making all the rooms really luxurious.
    Here is a link that supports emsr2d2's explanation;

    Urban Dictionary: pimp out

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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    MTV's TV series notwithstanding, the word "pimp" is considered not suitable for polite conversation by many.

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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    MTV's TV series notwithstanding, the word "pimp" is considered not suitable for polite conversation by many.
    Really?! OK, that I didn't know. Although I would assume that in polite conversation people would be unlikely to talk about prostitutes' handlers, and therefore the original meaning of "pimp" would be unlikely to arise but in this context, I would have thought it was pretty common parlance.
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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Really?! OK, that I didn't know. Although I would assume that in polite conversation people would be unlikely to talk about prostitutes' handlers, and therefore the original meaning of "pimp" would be unlikely to arise but in this context, I would have thought it was pretty common parlance.
    It's certainly vulgar. How "common" it is would depend upon your peer group, of course. I'm not that old and I find it distasteful.

    I'm not saying it's not used, just that one should understand if some people don't like the word.

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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    The term "pimped out" can be used in casual conversation without being rude but you must consider your listener(s). If you are a younger person talking with your peers about a casual subject, then the term is unlikely to offend. If you are in a job interview or speaking with a considerably older audience, then it will probably sound inappropriate. Like most new or casual phrases, using a neutral alternative is best if you are not completely confident about how a listener will perceive it.

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    I can't imagine any situation where it would be acceptable in a job interview - unless you were being interviewed for the aforementioned MTV program.
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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    It would be unacceptable in nearly all situations but I think the term itself has become acceptable when speaking specifically about cars. If you were in a job interview for a new car sales position, it would be offensive to the interviewer - but if you were a younger person applying for a stereo installation position with a local car audio store, it would not necessarily be inappropriate. I would advise a student to never use the phrase though, just due to the source and history of it.

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    Re: Unihall is going to be pimped out by the end of the year with all the money they'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Really?! OK, that I didn't know. Although I would assume that in polite conversation people would be unlikely to talk about prostitutes' handlers, and therefore the original meaning of "pimp" would be unlikely to arise but in this context, I would have thought it was pretty common parlance.
    That meaning suggests another possible meaning of the text in the OP. Maybe the idea was that Unihall having been prettified was going to be made available for uses other than educational ones. People who disapprove of the refurbishment of student digs ("When I was a student I had to share, and the walls were running with damp. Students nowadays don't know they're born!") might well complain that the authorities were spending money wastefully with a view to letting out the student accommodation during the vacations.

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