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Hippo

A slang term for the deciding opinion in a meeting, when it is delivered by the senior-most person. The term is an acronym for highest paid person's opinion.
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He said while two of the hippos grazed gracefully in his maize farm, a male one approached his three heads of cattle and attacked the bull killing, it as he watched helplessly.
He said more than ten hippos had died due to over population at the pond and fights.
Kene said that due to the constant attacks residents were threatening to kill the hippos in self-defence.
In one scene, we see the extraordinary gape of a hippo's jaw as two rivals go face to face in a fight that is literally tooth and nail.
The Cincinnati Zoo's famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social media fans and help sell a wide range of merchandise.
With its highly capable tactical water purification system and 30 hippos to transport water, the water purification platoon should be able to supply enough clean, potable water on the batdefield.
The hippos' dead bodies had not been disposed of yet.
Occasionally you encounter hippos when you least expect it.
A bit like the proverbial iceberg, the most any of us ever see of hippo are the bits above the water--their twitching ears and beady eyes.
Urung advised farmers and fishermen not to come close to the hippos in the evening hours, saying the hippos come to the river bank in the evening.