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  • n. An informal list of people in any of several categories (but especially in the entertainment industry) who are admired, desirable or bankable, but not as much as the people on the A-list

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Obsolete preterit of bless and bless.


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  • Negotiators for the league and the players union were working through the last of the so-called B-list issues on Tuesday.

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  • Lawyers for the league and players' association resumed negotiations Friday on the remaining issues, the so-called B-list items such as drug testing, the draft eligibility age and the commissioner's power to discipline.

  • After the tentative deal between owners and players was reached on Nov. 26, the negotiation of the so-called "B-list" issues was the most daunting obstacle that remained.

  • Once the N.B.P.A. becomes a union again, the parties can return to the table and negotiate a number of so-called B-list items for the new labor deal.

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  • No, the nearest you get to a B-list superhomo is the fan rumours surrounding Iceman.

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  • He had even talked to the press office about starting to prep Walter to do the occasional afternoon cable or local TV interview, spots they typically filled with B-list surrogates and young D.C. political consultants no one had ever heard of.

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  • She looked around our entryway as her mouth hung open like a B-list actor expressing surprise.

    Skipping a Beat

  • To the point you begin to wonder when the B-list horror movie is going to break out before your eyes.

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  • There are many other competent crime fiction writers all over Scandinavia, perhaps not on the A-list like Stieg Larsson and Mankell, but definitely as good as B-list Anglophone mystery writers.

    January 2009

  • Once a Hot Topic punk pioneer, she now sounds like a B-list Katy Perry who isn't having any fun.

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