But he does it in the most disarming way—with props, costumes, gags, imitations, and on-air crying jags.
They spent the next year researching clothing, hair, makeup, lighting, and props.
Never mind that the Tribune props him up like a Ming vase now.
Jay Leno was his most gallant, the subject her cause of healthy eating—and she had props to hold her up.
They even have chairs waiting at the bottom of the pool as props!
props are rotten and cowardly, whether they are props of love or not.
Except for columns and girders and some props, all the forming was used three times.
props, probably of wood, are placed under different parts of the sculpture to secure an equal pressure.
None but props ever places a piece of furniture on the stage.
Adminicula: supports or props: the spinous processes on the abdomen of boring and burrowing pupae.
"support," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch proppe "vine prop, support," of unknown origin. Probably related to Old High German pfropfo, German pfropfen "to prop," perhaps from Latin propago "a set, layer of a plant" (see propagation). Irish propa, Gaelic prop are from English.
"object used in a play," 1898, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (which was in theatrical use from early 15c.). Props as slang shortening for proper respects (or something similar) appeared c.1999.
short for propeller, 1914.
"to support," mid-15c., probably from prop (n.1) or a related verb in Dutch. Related: Propped; propping.
Proper respect: the boys described how they gain ''props,'' or popularity, by yelling explicit propositions or fondling girls who pass by (1990s+ Black teenagers)