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Cycle gap-la auto

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Phrase. August 6, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

To take undue advantage of situation. It is like trying to drive an auto rickshaw (Indian three-wheeler used for passenger transport) through a space when only a bicycle can pass through.

Usage

Sudha: Hi Pallavi, can I borrow some sugar from your house?
Pallavi: Sure, Sudha. I'll get it rightaway
Sudha: While you are at it, can you make me a cup of coffee as well. May be even get me a samosa?
Pallavi: Sudha....dont try cycle gap-la auto driving.
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

cycle gap

Gulmi-Gulma

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Definition

Girl. Potentially good looking. Men often staking claims to ownership. Introduced by versatile Tamil film actor named Chinni Jayanth. He is world famous... in Tamil Nadu

Usage

Kunjithapadam: Who is this new gulmi in college?
Appusamy: That is our seshu's gulma..
K: What a lucky dog seshu is!
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

sappa matter

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Definition

Easy task. Simple to accomplish.

Usage

Iyer: This nano-technology when metamorphosed with lady gaga's music talents may potentially be able change the satellite launch vehicle trajectory.
Vadivelu: Aiyo Iyerreey! This is sappa matter...we can do it anytime.
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Sappa figure

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Jalra

\Jaal-Ra\
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Noun.
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Definition

Cycophant.
Etymology: South Indian percussion instrument. Made of metal. Two semi-circular small cymbals made of metal. Makes ringing sound when struck against each other. Popular in carnatic music performances.


Usage

Nirmala: This Harsha is a wonderful boy
Pallavi: Eeey! Nirmala dont put Jalra for him all the time
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

chamcha

Terms referencing this

Baadu

jalabulajangs

\Jal -a - bull - a-jungs\
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Definition

Sensual Game. Synonymous with acting fresh with a member of the opposite species. Made world famous in Tamil Nadu by Senthil-Goundmani in "Gentleman" Tamil padam directed by Shankar.

Usage

I saw Simran doing jalabulajangs with Vijay at the market yesterday...
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

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Putting Kai
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Phrase. November 22, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Used in written communication. To presumptiously thank someone in anticipation of a favourable response

Usage

Dear Teacher,
Kindly grant me two days leave for sister's marriage in Tirupati. Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours obediently,
Student
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

Temporavary

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Noun.
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Definition

Temporary. Stop-Gap

Usage

Pallavi: My charles and keith shoe stilleto is broken
Nayantara: oh no! what a calamity? How can you fix it?
Pallavi: I have stuck it with glue. But that is temporavary only. Throwing it in garbage bin is the permanent solution
Added 2011-08-07 by Thayir Sadam

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

cycle gap

Terms referencing this

yeseku pesaka

Aydherali kalam

\Ai-dhar-ali kaa-lam\
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Noun.
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Definition

From time immemorial. Used in context to define something/place/practice from ancient time. Time defined as from the time of "Hyder Ali" father of Tipu Sultan ruled Mysore

Usage

Son: Should we throw this cupboard? it is very old
Mother: Yes the cupboard is from aidharlikalam in my house
Added 2011-08-06 by Thayir Sadam

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

Poratoni