punter tends to hunch over his pint as if it was drinking him, positioning his glass on a solid surface but holding on for reassurance.
statistical significance" and "projectable data" as the cries of some anal-retentive
academics who figure if the didn't conduct the research themselves it must not be right.
Posing as a funny, avuncular, anal-retentive
worrywart, he chronicles his beginnings as a television writer for Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers and Jerry Lewis, and describes in engrossing detail his writerly journey to achieve a particular brand of drama which weaves the serious and the comic, starting with his first play Come Blow Your Horn (1960).
It's also risky for society to start ridiculing its attention-payers as anal-retentive
nerds, geeks, goofs and wonks.
Even an obsessively anal-retentive
accountant wouldn't equate those two descriptions with the same artifact.
The keepers of those records are the most anal-retentive
people on earth," exclaims Kammer of the Arizona Republic.
Verdone), an assemblage of skits in which he plays Roman goon, an anal-retentive
professor and other well-worn but still durable stock characters, scored $20 million, second only to "I Am Legend," which pulled $22 million in Italy.
NFL (is it truly becoming the No Fun League?
Dan's magazine is taken over by a multinational conglomerate and Dan is consigned to being a ``wingman'' for 26-year-old Carter Duryea, an over-caffeinated, anal-retentive
go-getter who knows nothing about ad sales.
Peter Hain has done the right thing because what he's done psychologically is not to reinforce Bercow's anal-retentive
The anti-hero of Two Thousand and None is Benjamin Kasparian (John Turturro in a casting coup), a self-absorbed, anal-retentive
academic who can't understand why his wife Amanda (played by Turturro's real-life spouse Katherine Borowitz) gets upset about their divorce.