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nip and tuck Informal plastic surgery performed for cosmetic reasons

nip

2
Chiefly Brit a measure of spirits usually equal to one sixth of a gill

nip

[nip]
(geology)
A small, low cliff or break in slope which is produced by wavelets at the high-water mark.
The point on the bank of a meander lake where erosion takes place due to crowding of the stream current toward the lake.
Thinning of a coal seam, particularly if caused by tectonic movements. Also known as want.
(metallurgy)
(mining engineering)

NIP

(Novell Internet Printing) See NetWare 6.
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Minister Bassil should have waited before answering it and should have given a chance to turn it into an initiative to be followed by practical steps," Tueni said, adding, "But the fact of matter and the response to it affirm that (Geagea's) appeal has been nipped in the bud and that the struggle between the two magnates will continue.
It was handbags at 10 paces at the entrance to our changing room and it was soon nipped in the bud.
ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour is being nipped in the bud as part of a new operation.
Any epidemic must be nipped in the bud now and vital vaccines should be offered to the young and old.
To call this mischief is totally ludicrous and the police will have to come down hard on those who are involved in this sort of behaviour as if it is not nipped in the bud, we will soon have anarchy and social unrest and this is not an exaggeration.
Alas, with a literary career nipped in the bud, the poor woman had to go back to work.