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  • v. Present participle of cowboy.


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  • I've been using the term cowboying lately on the program and many of you wondered why.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2005

  • It's not "cowboying" but rather simple physics (and respect for killing humanely) that was behind putting shoulder butt stocks on game rifles.

    44 Mag

  • O'BRIEN: Well, Blake's not going to do "cowboying" for too long.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2005

  • From jokes about his public speaking skills to his way of "cowboying" issues, Bush endeared himself to some Americans as the meat-and-potatoes Commander-in-Chief, but more embraced Bush as the politician they love to hate.

    Hip Hop Republican

  • "One of our biggest gains was through standardization and the elimination of renegade buying or 'cowboying'.

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  • Yet, I believe that "cowboying up" to being wrong is actually a sign of strength that most people respect and admire, particularly against the current political backdrop of denial, ignoring, victimization, deflection, and equivocation, which are among the worst kinds of cowardice.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: 3 Words We Need in Politics

  • Danish sailor fresh from cowboying in the Argentine and with a penchant for native customs and ceremonials.

    Chapter 16

  • George Bush went cowboying into both countries without a clue as to how these wars would benefit the United States.

    Pelosi: Bush 'did not have a plan to get the job done'

  • "Sure, money people getting involved has pushed up the cost of everything needed for cowboying — hats, boots, horses," says Buster Welch, an 82-year-old Texan widely regarded as the greatest cutter ever.

    Rodeo Drive: Rich Urban Cowboys on Fine Horses Best Ranch Hands

  • It's hard and it's rewarding in all the same ways writing is, in that it's a problem-solving activity and it's all about cowboying up and finishing things that sometimes seem much bigger than you.

    and those of us with ravaged faces, lacking in the social graces--


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