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brac·es

(brās'ez),
Colloquialism for orthodontic appliances.

brac·es

(brās'ĕz)
Colloquialism for orthodontic appliances.

Braces

An orthodontic appliance consisting or brackets cemented to the surface of each tooth and wires of stainless steel or nickel titanium alloy. Braces are used to treat malocclusion by changing the position of the teeth.
Mentioned in: Malocclusion

brac·es

(brās'ĕz)
Colloquialism for orthodontic appliances.
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"These suspenders will hold your jeans, hunting pants or dress slacks right where you want them, without irritating your neck or shoulders because there's no metal in them," says Larson, noting that he also wears a loose belt that slips through loops on the suspenders.
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People were a bit shocked when you first wore suspenders for an interview in the White House.
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Though HBO's Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer had a bit too much of her ex-husband, Larry King (not the one with suspenders and the extra row of bottom teeth), for my taste, it gave us the best portrait yet of how Billie Jean got to be the leader she is today.
On the second page of the book, Sutton, who has had a number of positions (often at or near the top) of companies that he's often had to turn around (i.e., they were going broke and he helped fix them), states in boldface italic type (sort of like a belt and suspenders): "This book will help managers detect a serious business problem, either in your company or in a competitor's, within a year of reading.