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pear shaped

adverb Colloquial UK term for “badly”, as in “After radiotherapy, things went pear shaped.” The colloquial US equivalent is “south”, as in “After radiotherapy, things went south.”
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The premium end of the market will also be affected, pushing current prices up 20p a can for the pear shaped 454g.
Negotiations will start in January for the pre Easter period when attention switches from the pear shaped to the 200g round can, currently selling at 55p.
Pear shaped women have a waist that is at least 10 inches smaller than their hips but the bust isn't as large as the bum.
Iman wore the 203 carat De Beers Millennium Star, the world's largest flawless pear shaped diamond, in a specially designed necklace created for her by Creative Director Reema Pachachi.
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Asynt has designed a version of DrySyn heating block purpose developed to enable scientists to carry out ecure, productive heating and stirring experiments with pear shaped flasks commonly used with rotary evaporators.
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