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yo-yo

a toy consisting of a spool attached to a string, the end of which is held while it is repeatedly spun out and reeled in
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What does it mean when you dream about a yo-yo?

It may be fun to be playing with a yo-yo in a dream, but it also may indicate that someone in one’s life has been behaving like a yo-yo and needs to be reeled in with communication skills and precise direction.

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yo-yo

child’s toy that periodically overwhelms public’s fancy. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 173]
See: Fads
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"It has always been my dream in yo-yoing to be sponsored by DTC," he said.
Why are kids like Sterling getting into yo-yoing? "You can do it anywhere, and it's fun by yourself or with a group of people," says Sterling.
"After that, I could close up, but with the difference in straight-line speed I was yo-yoing back and forth all the time.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said the government will continue structural reform efforts ''without emotional yo-yoing,'' in reaction to fluctuations in stock prices.
Separately, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said the government will continue structural reform efforts ''without emotional yo-yoing,'' in reaction to fluctuations in stock prices.
The yo-yoing stock markets of 2000 may suggest otherwise, but a prominent economic forecaster says this year may end up as the most buoyant he's seen in 30 years of predicting productivity and growth.
If you'd like to learn more about yo-yos and yo-yoing, you can write to these organizations for more information.
Their yo-yoing search takes them from a prison outside Tokyo to New York City and back and brings them into contact with a host of more or less odd characters who might have some knowledge of Matthew's whereabouts.
The Westmeath star jokes that the Association owes the Lakemen something for their yo-yoing in the League in recent years - having reached Division 1 and then plummeted to the bottom tier.
End-to-end play continued the following 15 minutes, the ball yo-yoing up and down the court at Northumbria University's Sport Central in an electric display of netball at the packed-out venue.
Champions of the old Central League, Burgh have since dropped like a stone before yo-yoing between the bottom two divisions.
Deanne Jade, founder of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, says, 'There's a huge amount of people affected by some degree of compulsive overeating.' Signs include yo-yoing in weight, a sense of being out of control, having irresistible cravings several times a week, feeling guilty, eating quickly and overeating in secret.