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23 skidoo (phrase)

23 skidoo (sometimes 23 skiddoo) is an American slang ph...

wikipedia - 21 Sep 2016
23 skidoo (sometimes 23 skiddoo) is an American slang phrase popularized during the early 20th century. It generally refers to leaving quickly, being forced to leave quickly by someone else, or taking advantage of a propitious opportunity to leave, that is, "getting [out] while the getting's good." The exact origin of the phrase is uncertain.
23 skidoo (phrase)

BRP Announces the Refinancing of Its Credit Facilities

GlobeNewswire (press release) - 23 May 2018
Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and ...
23 skidoo (phrase)


Boston Globe - 29 Jun 2008
But according to Osborne, Jack Black found his inspirado in an older bit of slang: "23 skidoo," a perplexing phrase that hit it big a century ago, roughly meaning "let's get a move on." The origin of both the "23" and "skidoo" elements are shrouded in ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

In 'Autonomous,' a Free Spirit Takes On a Dystopian World

Undark Magazine - 12 Oct 2017
Early in the book Jack thinks to herself, “What the actual fuck,” a phrase that seems certain to go the way of “gadzooks” and “23 skidoo.” Pirates and hackers are still the cool kids, and their parties still seem to consist of getting wasted and free ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Just so

Boston Globe - 11 May 2008
In New York, you may be told that "23 skidoo" was a phrase the cops used to shoo ankle-ogling boys away from the windy corner where the Flatiron Building meets 23d Street. But word sleuth Barry Popik, at his eponymous website, reprints newspaper ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

23 Skidoo

The Quietus - 16 May 2015
This Beyond Time package features both a DVD of the 2011 documentary directed by Alex Turnbull and Pete Stern about William's life, work and influence, as well as a CD composed of 23 Skidoo's soundtrack for the film. ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Cultural Literacy With a Twist

U.S. News & World Report - 01 Jul 2016
This is not a plot to maintain privilege, but the nature of how language is used and evolves – an organic process that we are largely powerless to shape or direct. Your grandparents might have used the phrase "23 skidoo" or the word "skedaddle" when it ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

How to Conquer the Admissions Essay

New York Times - 02 Aug 2017
CLICHÉS THINK YOUR THOUGHTS FOR YOU Here's one: There is nothing new under the sun. We steal phrases and ideas all the time. George Orwell's advice: “Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.”.
23 skidoo (phrase)

Welcome to The Cleveland Flea

Aboutstark.com - 30 May 2016
The phrase23 skidoo” historically has meant “being of high spirits.” Designer Courtney McCrone has long desired for all women to be of good spirits, and it is for this purpose that 23 Skidoo Clothes was created. She started sewing and making clothes ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

From 'Groovy' To 'Slacks,' The Words That Date You

NPR - 27 May 2013
When Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich used the word "slacks" in a column, a reader commented: "Slacks? How old are you?" The reader's comment got Schmich thinking about the words we choose and how much those choices can reveal about our ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

QI: how much money does Broadway make?

Telegraph.co.uk - 06 Nov 2013
This west turn was once marked by a cherry tree. The Flatiron building at 23rd and Broadway allegedly inspired the slang phrase23 skidoo”, as police chased off men hoping to see women's skirts disarrayed by gusts of wind around the skyscraper.

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