wringer wringer  /ˈrɪ ŋər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a clothes dryer consisting of two rollers between which the wet clothes are squeezed

Usage(s):

  1. Yet even after the Navy put him through a wringer of an inquiry, Navy men found a way to confer dignity on him.
  2. In 1930, when it was clear that Germany was going to go through the wringer, he resigned.
  3. If you're the kind inclined to worry, here's a real hand-wringer for you: Sometime as early as February, 7,000 lbs.

News

  • Liveblogging That Joe Posnanski Column About Hockey

    5:50.27 p.m.: " HOCKEY: A WRINGER OF EMOTIONS LIKE NO OTHER " 5:50.29 p.m. : "The fast-paced, emotional game on ice captivates unlike any other team sport" 5:50.34 p.m.: THE BIG READ BY JOE POSNANSKI NBCSports.com updated 3:24 p.m. ET June 7, 2013 LOS ANGELES - " People’s reaction to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic. They either love it or they hate it. If they love it, they ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. DENVER: Republican presidential nominee John McCain says that if his Democratic rival Barack Obama is elected along with a Democratic Congress the middle class is "going to be put through the wringer."
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I would hope that he would live up to what he said he would do _ not put the Senate through the wringer on this, respect the institution," Coleman said. "Clearly, his ability to serve his people was severely compromised."
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Norm Coleman Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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