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  • n. Plural form of ticktock.


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  • Those ticktocks, and those trenchant second-day stories.

    At Magazines, It's 2.0 Steps Forward, 1.0 Step Back

  • Both newsweeklies, "TIME" and "Newsweek," have ticktocks, as they call them, what-went-wrong accounts that -- and both make the point, which I haven't seen made that often in the past, that the president doesn't like bad news, that aides fear to tell him that things are going badly.

    CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2005

  • And we'll hopefully have more for you on that tomorrow when Karen -- when Karen ticktocks.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2001

  • Politico put it in a ticktock of the ticktocks, administration officials hoped to convey that

    U.S. News

  • It’s one of those stories that breaks ground, and then all the details and ticktocks and news breaks come piling in afterward, usually after they get some kind of independent confirmation.

    Foggy Bottom, Top


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