hit the silk


hit the silk
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How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • hit the silk — verb To parachute (use a parachute). With the engine on fire he had to punch out and hit the silk …   Wiktionary

  • hit the silk — parachute, skydive (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hit the silk — sts idi Slang. to parachute from an aircraft …   From formal English to slang

  • hit the silk — phrasal slang : to parachute from an airplane …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the )silk —    a parachute    Euphemistic only in the phrase on the silk, referring to a military air crew obliged to abandon an aircraft in flight:     ... you ve got to stick to your own air space or ride down on the silk. (Hackett, 1978 if you collide you …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • silk — [silk] n. [ME silke < OE seoluc, prob. via Slav (as in OPrus silkas) < ? L sericus (or Gr sērikos), silken: see SERGE] 1. the fine, soft, shiny fiber produced by silkworms to form their cocoons 2. thread or fabric made from this fiber 3. a) …   English World dictionary

  • silk — silklike, adj. /silk/, n. 1. the soft, lustrous fiber obtained as a filament from the cocoon of the silkworm. 2. thread made from this fiber. 3. cloth made from this fiber. 4. a garment of this cloth. 5. a gown of such material worn distinctively …   Universalium

  • silk — [[t]sɪlk[/t]] n. 1) tex the soft, lustrous fiber obtained as a filament from the cocoon of the silkworm 2) tex thread made from this fiber 3) tex cloth made from this fiber 4) clo a garment of this cloth 5) clo a gown of such material worn by a… …   From formal English to slang

  • The Muny Repertory — The Muny, or the Municipal Opera Association of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, is a not for profit municipally owned outdoor theatre, the largest in the United States. It operates solely in the summer, and its first official season… …   Wikipedia

  • The Fall — Основная информация …   Википедия


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