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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.
While a third of first dates in Britain end in "disaster", flaxenhaired hopefuls are a quarter more likely to have their dreams of true loved nipped in the bud than their brunette or red-headed counterparts.
Council staff said they hoped it would provide a splash of colour but some residents thought the idea should have been nipped in the bud.
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.