paper hanger


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paper hanger

n. slang for a person who criminally writes and cashes "bad" checks on accounts he/she either does not have or which have no money in them. (See: fraud, forgery)

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Inland Hospital (SI), Division Property and internal service invites competition for the conclusion of a framework agreement with the contractor for the delivery of mission at the health company~s various departments on offer areas of electrical, painting / paper hanger and pipe / sanitation.
Miller flapped like a demented paper hanger and the ball drifted for Carl Robinson to poke in.
We're busier than a one-armed paper hanger,'' quipped Valerie Hammer, the manager of the Boulder Creek Nursery that owns the Christmas Decor franchise in Porterville.
He was also a self employed painter and paper hanger.
As for real-world experience, he's also a father of five with a schedule that could make the proverbial one-armed paper hanger in a windstorm look like a slacker.
Originally designed and signalled for 600 or 700 trains per day, the two signalmen on duty on my last visit were working like one-armed paper hangers fitting over 1,300 trains a day into cramped and crowded platforms.
A mechanic who tries to install a new rear soft door on a HMMWV by himself has a lot in common with one-armed paper hangers.
And specialist work has been carried out by real craftsmen including stone cutters from Derbyshire and Italy and paper hangers from London who have worked at Windsor Castle.