Bean-counting



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Having to do with ureaucrati statistics and calculations: We have our bean-counting ways; they have their bean-counting ways/ This bean-counting approach is an easy way to score debating points

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  • Bean-feast

    (formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees. a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided. Historical Examples Yes, said Pryce, grimly, your people seem to have left you out of this bean-feast. The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain It had been an old-established custom at the school […]

  • Bean-eater

    bean-eater noun A resident of Boston (1800+) A person of Hispanic background, esp a Chicano; bean (1920+) Historical Examples By this means the great man, still despised as a Boston bean-eater, was able to bring his adversary to ruin. American Sketches Charles Whibley



  • Beanfeast

    (formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees. a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided. Historical Examples The way some of the members of the Four-in-hand Club load their coaches on parade reminds me of a beanfeast!’ Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon “This is going […]

  • Bean-shooter

    peashooter. Historical Examples The boy who snickered this time had cause to regret it, for Mr. Crow arrested him half an hour later for carrying a bean-shooter. The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon noun A small-caliber pistol; popgun (1940s+)



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