take electricity


take electricity
   American
   to be judicially killed
   In the electric chair:
    The world forgot them until they saw a squib in the paper saying a certain fellow had taken a little electricity along about midnight. (King, 1996)

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Electricity — (from the Greek word ήλεκτρον, (elektron), meaning amber, and finally from New Latin ēlectricus , amber like ) is a general term that encompasses a variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge. These include many… …   Wikipedia

  • Electricity (песня Элтона Джона) — «Electricity» Сингл Элтона Джона из альбома …   Википедия

  • Electricity meter — Typical North American domestic analog electricity meter …   Wikipedia

  • Electricity sector in Honduras — Source : World Bank, 2007 The Electricity Coverage Index by department shows great disparities. Cortes and Islas de Bahia enjoy almost a 100% household coverage, while Lempira and Intibuca only have 24.6% and 36.2% coverage respectively. World… …   Wikipedia

  • electricity — /i lek tris i tee, ee lek /, n. 1. See electric charge. 2. See electric current. 3. the science dealing with electric charges and currents. 4. a state or feeling of excitement, anticipation, tension, etc. [1640 50; ELECTRIC + ITY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Electricity market — An electricity market is a system for effecting the purchase and sale of electricity using supply and demand to set the price. Wholesale transactions in electricity are typically cleared and settled by the grid operator or a special purpose… …   Wikipedia

  • Electricity sector in Mexico — Mexico: Electricity sector Data Electricity coverage (2005) 96%(total),(LAC average in 2005: 94.6%) Installed capacity (2006) 58 GW Share of fossil energy 75.3 % …   Wikipedia

  • Electricity on Shabbat in Jewish law — Jews who observe the Shabbat (Sabbath) have the practice of refraining from turning electricity on or off during Shabbat. In most cases they also abstain from making adjustments to the intensity of an electrical appliance as well. Authorities of… …   Wikipedia

  • Electricity Commission of New South Wales — A disused ELCOM transmission tower The Electricity Commission of New South Wales, sometimes called Elcom, was a statutory body responsible for the generation of electricity and its bulk transmission throughout New South Wales, Australia. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Electricity sector in El Salvador — Source : World Bank 2006Public/private partnerships constitute the major source of financing for generation. Theyinclude investments in geothermal facilities through La Geo and its strategic investor, which are likely to go ahead; other… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.