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A cheap home-made or makeshift gun.
- ‘He faced the Hulk across a boxing ring, in the gym where a kid with a zip gun once tried to kill Jack McGee.’
- ‘McVay leads a gang of kids armed with switchblade knives and zip guns who set upon Klein on his way to rehearsal with his doo-wop group, the TeenTones.’
- ‘That's what she said anyway, by the time I was old enough to make my first zip gun I knew that temp was just another name for hooker.’
- ‘Do we get any personal defense aside from our zip guns?’
- ‘He became involved in the usual high jinks of young boys: nearly jumping out of a window upon watching too much Superman on TV after being cooped up all summer long; making zip guns; hanging out with gangs.’
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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.