Night. A sleeping couple is lying in a bed. Door bell rings. A couple wakes up. Woman: "Quick! My husband is back!" Man jumps out from a window. Flying down he starts to think: "Shit! But I am the husband!"
n. - firm or hard sweet made by boiling sugar, butter, etc.
- this substance. for toffee slang (prec. By can't etc.) (denoting incompetence) at all (they couldn't sing for toffee). [origin unknown]
n. - fastener for a garment consisting of a crosspiece which passes through a hole or loop.
- computing switch action that is operated the same way but with opposite effect on successive occasions. [origin unknown]
- switch n. Electric switch with a lever to be moved usu. Up and down.
n. - = *lavatory.
- process of washing oneself, dressing, etc. (at one's toilet). [french toilette diminutive of toile cloth]
- paper n. Paper for cleaning oneself after excreting.
- roll n. Roll of toilet paper.
- soap n. Soap for washing oneself.
- water n. Dilute perfume used after washing.
n. (pl. -es) 1 glossy red or yellow pulpy edible fruit.
- plant bearing this. [ultimately from mexican tomatl]
n. Boisterous girl who enjoys activities traditionally associated with boys. tomboyish adj. [from *tom]
n. Tit, esp. A blue tit.
n. - primitive drum beaten with the hands.
- tall drum used in jazz bands etc. [hindi tamtam, imitative]
—n. - fleshy muscular organ in the mouth used in tasting, licking, and swallowing, and (in man) for speech.
- tongue of an ox etc. As food.
- faculty of or tendency in speech (a sharp tongue).
- particular language (the german tongue).
- thing like a tongue in shape or position, esp.: a a long low promontory. B a strip of leather etc. Under the laces in a shoe. C the clapper of a bell. D the pin of a buckle. E a projecting strip on a board etc. Fitting into the groove of another. —v. (-guing) use the tongue to articulate (notes) in playing a wind instrument. find (or lose) one's tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock etc. Hold one's tongue see *hold1. With one's tongue in one's cheek insincerely or ironically. [old english]
n. Either of two small organs, one on each side of the root of the tongue. [latin]
adj. (-ier, -iest) having large, numerous, or prominent teeth.