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  • n. Plural form of pick-me-up.


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  • Each registers a distinct floral note — the lilies and gladioli for the funeral parlours, irises and tulips and birds of paradise for the wives of contrite husbands, pink and crinoline-white carnations for the velvet lapels of hopeful prom kings, thorny roses for the lovers and poets and perky daisies and mums and marigolds for the pick-me-ups and get-well-soons.


  • Investors will especially examine the performance of beauty products like Olay moisturizers and CoverGirl cosmetics for evidence that spending on small, discretionary pick-me-ups is improving.

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  • For Djokovic, there has been no shortage of pick-me-ups in the past nine months.

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  • Grace said ... chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. can i rename them pms pick-me-ups? delightful.

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  • Dinner often comes from a box or prepackaged bag from the freezer, and snacks and sodas—of which there are a plethora to choose from in our snack culture—serve as pick-me-ups in between.

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  • M&M's had become my daily pick-me-ups, and my main source of sustenance during late night sessions.

    Patricia Ferrone: M&M's & Me

  • She hills these little pick-me-ups around the edges of her Meals on Wheels, the mounds of Swiss steak and carrots, rhrrrred to mush in the new little chopper — her dentures lost two months ago, the night her husband of sixty years died.


  • These works aren't being billed as sweet decor, as cute pick-me-ups or as crowd-pleasing tchotchkes.

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  • From viral videos of double rainbows to puppies to online poker, the Internet is home to all sorts of pick-me-ups.

    Ilana Ross: WikiGeniuses: Is the Internet Breeding a Generation of Know-It-Alls?

  • Isn't He so thoughtful, giving us little pick-me-ups just when we need them?

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