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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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Thankfully, because of this crackdown, their blatant milking of the system has been nipped in the bud.
After all, this is what we are paid for and usually a problem is easier to solve if it's "nipped in the bud" rather than left to develop into something much more serious.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea's appeal to Christian leader Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) youths has been nipped in the bud after it was quickly rejected by the FPM, AN NAHAR's columnist Nayla Tueni said in her column on Monday.
An incident blew up and I got myself in the middle of it - as you do - but it was quickly dealt with and nipped in the bud.
I accept that clubs attempting to compete on several fronts need cover in all areas of the pitch, but I really wish these thirdchoice keepers could be 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.