from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that wrings, especially a device in which laundry is pressed between rollers to extract water.
- idiom put (someone) through the wringer Slang To subject to a severe trial or ordeal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device for drying laundry consisting of two rollers between which the wet laundry is squeezed (or wrung); a mangle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, wrings; hence, an extortioner.
- n. A machine for pressing water out of anything, particularly from clothes after they have been washed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who wrings, as clothes.
- n. An apparatus for forcing water from anything wet; especially, a utensil for laundry purposes, in which, however, the clothes are not wrung or twisted, but are passed between two or more adjustable rollers which press strongly against each other.
- n. An extortioner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed
Mulroney through the wringer is the kind of treatment I expected Jean Chretien to get at the Gomery Inquiry, instead of the media adulation he received regarding economics and golf balls.
Doc, I'm seeing the wringer mechanism from one of those old-style clothes washing machines which are popularly referred to as wringer-washers; and, it's in mid-wring of a garment with a French Fleur de Lys pattern.
Being a wringer is a right of passage for 10 year-old boys in Palmer LaRue's town.
"No, indeed," said poor Fiddlecumdoo, "I've been run through a clothes-wringer, which is much worse than being stepped on."
She had a proper washing machine she used, but the wringer was a leftover from an earlier time before these fancy new automatic washing machines.
One of the latest to be put through the wringer is the Amtek U560 UMPC, which is based on a pre-Atom A100 processor ...
Yet the plain-living Amish who travel there by buggy in search of things no one else sells in person-a wood-burning cook stove or hand-crank mixer, perhaps, or a rebuilt Maytag wringer washer that runs on gasoline-probably have a different view of Lehman: that of a savior.
metalnoir wrote: Doc, I'm seeing the wringer mechanism from one of those old-style clothes washing machines which are popularly referred to as wringer-washers; and, it's in mid-wring of a garment with a French Fleur de Lys pattern.
I can see why he wouldn't want to put himself through the 'wringer' again.
Has there been a candidate in recent history that had to go through this kind of wringer?