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[treated as singular] A game played with a heap of small rods, in which players try to remove one at a time without disturbing the others.
- ‘She convinced herself that the pain wasn't growing any worse and after supper she played jackstraws with A.C. while Adam and Gwyneth played cribbage and Bronwen read the latest novel by Thomas Hardy.’
- ‘So we played Jackstraws for the title of King Oil. Man, she always beats me at that game, and that time was no exception.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.