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  • v. Present participle of eighty-six.

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Examples

  • To save everyone the embarrassment and effort of eighty-sixing him, he made a habit of evicting himself before his welcomes had to be officially withdrawn.

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  • Romano was so incensed by the outburst that he came close to eighty-sixing Stuey for good right then and there.

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  • I quit when I was pregnantfigured I was eighty-sixing one bad habit, why not lose that one too?

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  • PC users who want to have an Ubuntu machine without eighty-sixing Windows completely often configure their systems to run both -- though a reboot is sometimes required.

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  • That questions elicits only shrugs and a rueful joke from one of the waitress about "maybe we'll be just eighty-sixing ourselves."

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  • - PC users who want to have an Ubuntu machine without eighty-sixing Windows completely often configure their systems to run both -- though a reboot is sometimes required.

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  • I'm tempted to say to start by eighty-sixing those plagues of blinking lapel pins.

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  • “I’ve been seriously thinking about eighty-sixing the whole goddamn enchilada, the Bureau, my fucked-up marriage…just giving it all up…” He paused again, to give her a chance to cut in, make this a little easier one way or the other; no such luck. “…and maybe moving out here for keeps.”

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  • I’m eighty-sixing myself from your house, he replied, blowing out his breath.

    The Glass Rainbow

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