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[tin-suh-lee] /ˈtɪn sə li/
decorated with or abounding in tinsel.
cheap and gaudy.
Origin of tinselly
1805-15; tinsel + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The place was so tinselly and common that, coming to it from weeks of rough travelling, it made me impatient.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
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tin parachute

noun phrase

: A novel type of severance pay that adds a new wrinkle to the takeover game and advances the art of the takeover defense is called the ''tin parachute.'' A play on the term ''golden parachute,'' which guarantees fat payments to key executives (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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