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winkie

Slang definitions & phrases for winkie

win hands down

verb phrase

To win easily

Related Terms

hands down

[1880s+; orig referring to a jockey dropping his hands and relaxing the reins when victory appears certain]

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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  • Tin abounded in the winkie Country and the winkies were said to be the most skillful tinsmiths in all the world.

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • We should be known as drunkards all over the shop before you could say winkie.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • I may add that I possess much more wisdom than any winkie—man or woman—in this land.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • By that time they had left him behind and were headed once more straight toward the winkie Country.

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The winkie Country was really beautiful, and across the fields they could see afar the silvery sheen of the tin castle.

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • This ferryman was a winkie with a very small head and a very large body.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Dorothy may make up her own party and travel into the winkie Country.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • An aged winkie, dressed in a uniform of silver cloth, came forward to assist them to alight.

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