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  • n  a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption
    the market had one bad blip today
    you can't react to the day-to-day blips
    renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales
  • n  a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

  • One blip hung over Boiling Field, across the Potomac from the airport, but observers at Boiling saw nothing in the sky.
  • Some adults dismissed the statistic as a blip.
  • At 10:35 an unexpected blip slid across his scope, and he picked up his microphone to call Flight 266 with unaccustomed urgency: "Unidentified target approaching you at 4 miles .
News & Articles

  • Album review: Alison Moyet's 'The Minutes'
    ????? Whether howling the hoary drama over the Yaz situation with Vince Clark in the early ’80s or reigning as queen of the major-label blousy belters in the decades since, Alison Moyet has never allowed any particular sonic arrangement to diminish the prominence of her inimitable pipes: not blues, not club bounce, not smoky standards. So when serial blip-pop-noodler Guy Sigsworth (Sia, Alanis ...
    June 11, 2013 - Orlando Weekly
  • Report: Billups Says He’s Interested In Heat
    A little more than a year ago, the thought of adding a player like point guard Chauncey Billups to the Heat would have generated a lot of interest from most Heat fans. Now, it’s barely even a blip on the radar.
    June 10, 2013 - CBS Miami
  • Van Der Garde, Sutil Violate Supreme Rules Of Canadian Politeness
    The Canadian Grand Prix was a strange one this year. Not that anything particularly strange happened, because nothing strange happens in Canada, but it was different from most of the past few races there. In the same way that the last race in Monaco was considered a bit of a blip, as it was exciting, this Grand Prix in Canada was a bit, well, dull. Usually races at Montreal are full of thrills ...
    June 9, 2013 - Jalopnik

  • Rich Rodriguez in USA Today
    Asked how the season would be remembered, Rodriguez said: "Hopefully (we will) remember it as a blip on the screen, a one-time happening."
  • Ralph Beard in Forbes
    The scandal "is never mentioned by people unless I bring it up," Beard said in a 2003 interview. "But the scandal was really a blip on the screen for Kentucky basketball. You just can't kill something that big."
  • Chen Deming in ABC News
    But even China's minister of commerce, Chen Deming, described March's deficit as only a "blip on the radar," the state-run newspaper China Daily said Friday.

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