The Senate Finance spokesperson, Scott Moorehauser, dismisses the whole subject of nips and tucks as a “ total non-starter.”
Murphy took frequent "nips" from a flask, which he offered generously to his companions each time before he put it to his mouth.
There was a playfulness about her nips and a gentleness that prevented them from really hurting him.
She nips off some words and strings out others, like a baby jest larning.
He nips with his cold fingers the insects that do our plants harm.
It may throw light upon it, but it nips one's imagination and dispels the mystery.
You're worth a thousand bucks to any fly-cop that nips you in this town.
The conductor answers him, nips a spiteful nick out of his ticket, and hurries on.
When snow covers all other food, he nips buds from low plants.
When Macquart was late, they often became intoxicated by the many "nips" they thus thoughtlessly imbibed.
"to pinch sharply; to bite suddenly," late 14c., related to Middle Low German nipen "to nip, to pinch," Middle Dutch nipen "to pinch," Dutch nijpen, Old Norse hnippa "to prod," but the exact evolution of the stem is obscure. Related: Nipped; nipping. To nip (something) in the bud in the figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.
"small measure of spirits," 1796, shortening of nipperkin (1670s) "quantity of liquor of a half pint or less," possibly of Dutch or Low German origin and related to nip (v.). Reinforced by nip (n.2) on notion of "fragment or bit pinched off" (c.1600).
"a pinch; a sharp bite," 1540s, from nip (v.). Meaning "a chill in the weather" is from 1610s, probably so called for its effect on vegetation. Nip and tuck "a close thing" is recorded from 1832, perhaps from sailing or tailoring.
The nipples: Barb's nips are not big and dark (1970s+)
A small quantity, a taste, of a drink: Well, give me just a nip, then
[1796+; apparently fr nipperkin, ''small measure of drink,'' found by 1694]