A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.
He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. Pastor said, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”
My friend said, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.”
Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”
He whispered back, “I’m in the Secret Service.”
—v. (-pp-) 1 (of a bird, frog, etc.) Spring with two or all feet at once.
- (of a person) jump on one foot.
- move or go quickly (hopped over the fence).
- cross (a ditch etc.) By hopping. —n. - hopping movement.
- colloq. Informal dance.
- short journey, esp. A flight. hop in (or out) colloq. Get into (or out of) a car etc. Hop it slang go away. On the hop colloq. Unprepared (caught on the hop). [old english]
- n. - climbing plant bearing cones.
- (in pl.) Its ripe cones, used to flavour beer. [low german or dutch]
air n. Slang empty or boastful talk.
- cross bun n. Bun marked with a cross and traditionally eaten on good friday.
- dog n. Colloq. Hot sausage in a soft roll.
- flush see *flush1.
- gospeller n. Colloq. Eager preacher of the gospel.
- line n. Direct exclusive telephone etc. Line, esp. For emergencies.
- money n. Capital frequently transferred.
- potato n. Colloq. Contentious matter.
- rod n. Vehicle modified to have extra power and speed.
- seat n. Slang 1 position of difficult responsibility.
- electric chair.
- spot n. - small region that is relatively hot.
- lively or dangerous place.
- stuff n. Colloq. - formidably capable or important person or thing.
- sexually attractive person.
- erotic book, film, etc.
- water n. Colloq. Difficulty or trouble.
- —adj. (hotter, hottest) 1 having a high temperature.
- causing a sensation of heat (hot flush).
- (of pepper, spices, etc.) Pungent.
- (of a person) feeling heat.
- a ardent, passionate, excited. B (often foll. By for, on) eager, keen (in hot pursuit). C angry or upset.
- (of news etc.) Fresh, recent.
- hunting (of the scent) fresh, recent.
- a (of a player, competitor, or feat) very skilful, formidable. B (foll. By on) knowledgeable about.
- (esp. Of jazz) strongly rhythmical. 10 slang (of stolen goods) difficult to dispose of because identifiable. 11 slang radioactive. —v. (-tt-) (usu. Foll. By up) colloq. - make or become hot.
- make or become more active, exciting, or dangerous. have the hots for slang be sexually attracted to. Hot under the collar angry, resentful, embarrassed. Like hot cakes see *cake. Make it (or things) hot for a person persecute a person. hotly adv. Hotness n. Hottish adj. [old english]
—interrog. Adv. - by what means, in what way (how do you do it?; tell me how you do it; how could you?).
- in what condition, esp. Of health (how are you?; how do things stand?).
- a to what extent (how far is it?; how would you like to take my place?; how we laughed!). B to what extent good or well, what … like (how was the film?; how did they play?). —rel. Adv. In whatever way, as (do it how you can). —conj. Colloq. That (told us how he'd been in india). how about colloq. Would you like (how about a quick swim?). How do you do? A formal greeting. How many what number. How much 1 what amount.
- what price. How's that? 1 what is your opinion or explanation of that? 2 cricket (said to an umpire) is the batsman out or not? [old english]
int. Used to call attention. [natural cry]
abbr. Her or his royal highness.
abbr. Hormone replacement therapy.
n. - central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle.
- centre of interest, activity, etc. [origin uncertain]