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A type of correction fluid.
- ‘I use it with Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat which I dot on like Tipp-Ex to hide annoying discolourations, blemishes and dark eye circles.’
- ‘The image you see can all be attributed to a mischievous local who was little bit creative with a bottle of Tipp-Ex.’
- ‘Visitor 75,000 came from a University of Derby server, which leads me to believe it's the mighty Charby, so a congratulatory consignment of Tipp-Ex is being sent up to obscure the Gary Neville lettering on her England shirt.’
- ‘I noticed there was a bottle of Tipp-Ex at the side of the bed.’
- ‘It was one of the Monkees' mums, she mixed paint and nail varnish and made Tipp-Ex.’
Delete with correction fluid.‘go home and Tippex your friends' names out of your address book’
- ‘And so my relationship with Liverpool developed through football stickers, team posters, and Tippexing player's names on to my pencil case, into something more adult.’
- ‘Chris Klein, Jean Reno, Rebecca Romijin-Stamos and LL Cool J are among those who might be Tippexing it from their CV in years to come.’
- ‘I'd come in and find that she'd cancelled appointments I'd made for patients, erased diary entries, and even rewrote a whole week's appointments, having Tippexed out all I'd written.’
- ‘Meanwhile, we have Tippexed out the offending number.’
- ‘I sincerely hope that I am not being Tippexed out of address books when I am told that the night out with my best friend (plus Aileen and Toni) has been cancelled until further notice.’
1960s: from German, from tippen ‘to type’ and Latin ex ‘out’.
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