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Dinelson Lamet was, in baseball parlance, filthy Thursday night.
All-wheel drive, or xDrive in BMW parlance, is now standard, while a diesel engine option is no longer on the table.
Newspapers, including The Plain Dealer, have strict policies against doctoring images - photoshopping, in today's parlance.
Such homes, called accessory dwelling units in planning parlance, can be attached, unattached or within the larger home and can include backyard cottages or apartments built in basements or above garages.
Airlines often cite an equipment change—industry parlance for swapping out the aircraft—as the reason for a seat change.
In rom-com parlance, of course, that means the pair are destined for puppy love.
The wide range of grilling options needs an equally wide range of beverage choices, which, in my parlance, is simply code for wine.
Gabriel preempted certain arguments (that the U.S.-European alliance is, to use Trump's NATO parlance, obsolete) by acknowledging that of course the challenges of the 21st century are different than those of the 20th - but challenges still exist.
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Origin and Etymology of parlance
Middle French, from Old French, from parler
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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