Lick and a Promise

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Lick and a Promise

A slang term for poor preparation, especially for something important. For example, if an entrepreneur goes to a meeting with a potential investor without writing down the business plan, he may be said to be going to the meeting with nothing but lick and a promise.
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A magnesium-driven hypothesis of Dall Sheep mineral lick use: preliminary results and management relevance.
Booking is required for LICK LICK BLINK, all bookings must be made at the MCA information desk on Level 1 on the day of the performance.
As Lick likes to say, "The only thing that doesn't grow from the ground is the jar." With 25 fragrances currently available, these candles' minimalist look comes from Grassroots' commitment to the organic quality of their products.
The difference between their salt lick and that made by big companies, Joanne says, is that theirs has plant-based proteins.There is a farmer who manufactures oil from rapeseed, and sells the by-product as animal protein.
There was a significant main effect ([F.sub.[5,60]] = 664.270, p < .001) of increasing the LPV/r FDT+ concentration on the standardized lick ratio during 30-s trials (Figure 1(a)) with post hoc pairwise comparisons revealing no difference between water, the FDT-placebo, and the body-weight-adjusted dosage of FDT 1: 30 ratio (tablet to mL water).
Although UC astronomers and other Lick supporters had been battling to save the observatory for several years, the news threw them into higher gear.
"If my husband licked my face,'' she said, "I'd be getting a rabies shot.''
When cats lick themselves excessively, the cause is almost always medical, says behaviorist Katherine A.
It is thus important to keep the animals on the pasture and not to substitute pasture with the lick" said Erastus Ngaruka, Junior Technical Advisor for Animal Production.
For a time we licked toes & liked it & neither of us asked
Canine Acral Lick Dermatitis (ALD) also known as lick granuloma or canine neurodermatitis and is defined as injury to skin caused by chronic licking ('Acral' pertains to or affects a limb or other extremity).