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Definition(s):

  • (n) a stop that keeps open doors from moving

Usage(s):

  1. Hence this 943-page doorstop is one of the most important books you've never heard of.
  2. Oscar night is a time both for winning and sharing holding a gold-plated doorstop aloft in triumph and thanking the little people while speaking to a billion strangers.
  3. After Santa delivers the aforementioned gifts, I promise to use my laptop as a doorstop.

News

  • Autism And The DSM-5: Doorstop Or Diagnostic Tool?

    ?I use it as a doorstop.? That was the response I got from a psychiatrist when I gestured at his copy of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)-TR-IV and asked what he thought about it. If you read news stories about this book and its update, the DSM-5 (they?ve abandoned the Roman numerals), you might think that a clinician keeps at hand a much-used, heavily notated ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

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Quotes

  1. Accepting the traditional pudding pot prize, Renee said: "This is the nicest doorstop I've ever had. I have always had great faith that no matter the state of the union, that America's future was sound so long as Harvard continued to deliver us her...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Renee Zellweger Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. "One of our great presidents, Franklin Roosevelt, expressed this optimism even at the height of the Great Depression. He said, and I quote, 'plenty is at our doorstop but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply.' My friends,...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog)

  3. "I think if you invited them, the whole news coverage would be dominated by their doorstop," Mr Howard told Southern Cross Broadcasting. "And then the people who are trying every day to handle this situation in a manner that is helpful to all...
    on Aug 18, 2005 By: John Howard Source: The Age

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