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    The meaning of "chick thing"

    Hello, please help me to understand the meanings of the following words:
    1) chick thing
    Schoolboy sais: Prom Committee is a chick thing.

    2) jock, indie
    About a schoolboy: Is he jock? indie?

    3) SIGINT, State
    About CIA: We are moving you out of SIGINT, we found something for you in State.

    4) phoney-baloney
    phoney-baloney Hollywood body

    5) gi-normous
    gi-normous ass

    6) Don't blow a gasket.

    7) to screw the pooch
    He is some senior guy who's screwed the pooch, big time.

    8) legs
    About anaphylactic shock: me legs swells up and close up.

    9) MO
    Full transparency is my MO.

    10) AWOL
    You both go AWOL on friday.

    11) butt-crunches

    12) putzes
    They are such a putzes.

    Thank you for your assistance!

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    Hello Mash,

    There are a lot of questions; so I'll take the first one, and perhaps someone else will take the next.

    1. a chick thing = something which particularly appeals to young women.

    (Where are the phrases from, out of interest?)

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    I'm not a teacher...

    3) SIGINT, State
    About CIA: We are moving you out of SIGINT, we found something for you in State.
    SIGINT is an acronym - most likely meaning is "SIGnal INTelligence"

    From the context, the reference to STATE is most likely referring to the STATE DEPARTMENT agency.

    We are moving you out of signal intelligence, we found something for you under the auspices of The State Department.

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    6) Don't blow a gasket.

    I'll take this one................... it means, take it easy, don't get upset, don't lose your cool about something.


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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    I'm not a teacher...

    6) Don't blow a gasket.
    Don't lose your temper.

    Here is a very good explanation of the meaning - and origin - of the phrase: ScienceIQ.com

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    I'm not a teacher...

    10) AWOL
    You both go AWOL on friday.
    AWOL is an acronym - the literal meaning is "Absent without leave".

    The origin is most likely military. Military personnel must have 'leave' (permission) to be able to leave the base/post. If a soldier departs without the proper permission - and does not return - he/she is AWOL.

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    gi-normous = a blend of gigantic and enormous.
    MO = modus operandi = how someone usually does things.

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    I'm not a teacher...

    12) putzes
    They are such a putzes.
    'putz' is a Yiddish-origin word meaning 'fool' or 'idiot'.

    putz - definition of putz by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: The meaning of "chick thing"

    Actually, "putz" is yet another word for a man's private bits. Well, one bit in particular.

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