A college student was delivering pizza to a regular customer"s house in New York.
The guy who answered the door asked him, "What is the usual tip?"
"Well," replied the youth,"this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of you, I"ll be doing great."
"Is that so?" snorted the man. "Well, just to show them how wrong they are, here"s five dollars."
"Thanks!" replied the youth, "I"ll put this in my school fund."
"What are you studying?" asked the man.
The lad smiled and said: "Applied psychology."
—v. (-dd-; past bid, archaic bade; past part. Bid, archaic bidden) 1 (past and past part. Bid) a (esp. At an auction) make an offer (of) (bid for the vase; bid £20). B offer a service for a stated price.
- literary command; invite (bid the soldiers shoot; bade her start).
- literary utter (a greeting or farewell) to (i bade him welcome).
- (past and past part. Bid) cards state before play how many tricks one intends to make. —n. - act of bidding.
- amount bid.
- colloq. Attempt; effort (bid for power). bidder n. [old english]
apple n. Us slang new york city.
- bang theory n. Theory that the universe began with the explosion of dense matter.
- brother n. Supposedly benevolent watchful dictator.
- end n. (in a vehicle) end of the connecting-rod, encircling the crankpin.
- money n. Large amounts of money.
- noise n. (also big shot) colloq. = *bigwig.
- stick n. Colloq. Display of force.
- time n. (prec. By the) slang success, esp. In show business. big-timer n.
- top n. Main tent in a circus.
- wheel n. Ferris wheel.
- —adj. (bigger, biggest) 1 a of considerable size, amount, intensity, etc. B of a large or the largest size (big toe).
- important (my big day).
- adult, elder (big sister).
- colloq. A boastful (big words). B often iron. Generous (big of him). C ambitious (big ideas).
- (usu. Foll. By with) advanced in pregnancy (big with child). —adv. Colloq. Impressively or grandly (think big). in a big way colloq. With great enthusiasm, display, etc. biggish adj. [origin unknown]
end n. One of the last bottles from a bin of wine, usu. Sold at a reduced price.
- n. Large receptacle for rubbish or storage. [old english]
comb. Form 1 life (biography).
- biological; of living things. [greek bios life]
on the side n. Slang sexual relationship involving infidelity.
- part n. Minor role.
- n. - small piece or quantity.
- (prec. By a) fair amount (sold quite a bit).
- often colloq. Short or small time, distance, or amount (wait a bit; move up a bit; a bit tired; a bit of an idiot). bit by bit gradually. Do one's bit colloq. Make a useful contribution. [old english]
- past of *bite.
- n. - metal mouthpiece of a bridle.
- tool or piece for boring or drilling.
- cutting or gripping part of a plane, pincers, etc. [old english]
- n. Computing unit of information expressed as a choice between two possibilities. [binary digit]
n. Colloq. Business. [abbreviation]
abbr. British medical association.
n. - organized bicycle-racing on a dirt-track.
- bicycle used for this. [abbreviation of bicycle moto-cross]
constrictor n. Species of boa.
- n. - large snake which kills by crushing and suffocating.
- long stole of feathers or fur. [latin]
—v. (-bb-) 1 move quickly up and down.
- (usu. Foll. By back, up) bounce or emerge buoyantly or suddenly.
- cut (the hair) in a bob.
- curtsy. —n. - jerking or bouncing movement, esp. Upward.
- hairstyle with the hair hanging evenly above the shoulders.
- weight on a pendulum etc.
- horse's docked tail.
- curtsy. [imitative]
- n. (pl. Same) hist. Slang shilling (now = 5 pence). [origin unknown]
- n. bob's your uncle slang expression of completion or success. [pet form of robert]