Definitions

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  • n. Any of the British series of definitive stamps first issued in 1967 featuring a side view portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Etymologies

Named after the designer, Arnold Machin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Machin is "for health reform: because there are" vulnerable "people in West Virginia (who die in coal mines!).

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Sure as hell beats Yankee Stinky Factory 'Machin' Candle from the states.

    Obsession of the Week: Les Bougies de Diptyque

  • "I think people thoroughly understand that long-term is long-term," said Mark Machin, co-head of Asia investment banking for Goldman Sachs, who has been in Asia for 16 years.

    Wall Street's Latest Gold Rush? The Booming China Market

  • According to political ads by John McCain, Jim Machin, Sean Duffy and more, those who are seeking election this year are seeking change in the form of a gut renovation a la "Extreme Home Makeover."

    Stewart: John McCain Is Washington's 'Caretaker From 'The Shining'' (VIDEO)

  • Mr. Machin says he and his colleagues showed the Klix prototypes to 20 or 30 people, drawn from the ACCO staff and friends of employees.

    Mousetraps, Maybe, but Can You Build a Better Paper Clip?

  • The company wasn't looking for the next big thing in paper fasteners until Mr. Peck, the inventor, came knocking a few years ago, says Tim Machin , a product manager at ACCO's European head office in Aylesbury, England.

    Mousetraps, Maybe, but Can You Build a Better Paper Clip?

  • Mr. Machin, 45 years old, who is a member of Goldman's Asia Pacific Management Committee and Global Operating Committee—which decide strategy and budgets—joined the firm in 1991 in London.

    Financial Briefing Book: Dec. 13

  • Having overseen the more-than-doubling of Goldman's headcount in China, the world's second-largest economy, to over 400 people, Mr. Machin now plans to move on to a large asset-management firm, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    Financial Briefing Book: Dec. 13

  • Goldman Sachs Asia-Pacific Executive Resigns HONG KONG—Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s vice chairman in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan, Mark Machin, is retiring from the Wall Street firm after 20 years, according to an internal memo.

    Financial Briefing Book: Dec. 13

  • HONG KONG—Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s vice chairman in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan, Mark Machin, is retiring from the Wall Street firm after 20 years, according to an internal memo.

    Goldman's Mark Machin Retires

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