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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
eighty-six or 86(AY-tee SIKS
verb tr.: 1. To throw out; discard; reject. 2. To refuse to serve (a customer).
adjective: Sold-out (of an item).
noun: An undesirable customer, one who is denied service.
[Perhaps rhyming slang for nix.]
"He says the show will go on next month, though scheduling conflicts may
move it to another hotel and the band may be eighty-sixed."
"David enlists the help of his friend Richard Lewis to buy a bracelet for
his wife from a jewelry store that 86ed him."
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