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|← 85||86||87 →|
| Cardinal: eighty-six|
Adverbial: eighty-six times
cardinal number 86
- (colloquial) To cancel an order for food.
- Eighty-six the ham and eggs for table two!
- (colloquial) To remove an item from the menu.
- Eighty-six the lobster bisque - we won't have the lobster delivery until tomorrow.
- "Yes, I'd like the tomato soup." / "I'm sorry sir, that's been eighty-sixed - would you like a salad instead?"
- (colloquial) To remove or eject, as a disruptive customer.
- Ryan and his friends got too rowdy at the bar, so they were eighty-sixed.
- (colloquial) To throw out; to discard.
- We finally had to eighty-six that old printer after it jammed one too many times.
- 2007 January 1, MacAddict, page 25:
- ...Apple eighty-sixed all of its paid moderators...