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1    any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp. in religious ceremonies  
2    the odour or smoke so produced  
3    any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma  
4    Rare   homage or adulation  
5    to burn incense in honour of (a deity)  
6    tr   to perfume or fumigate with incense  
     (C13: from Old French encens, from Church Latin incensum, from Latin incendere to kindle)  
  incensation      n  
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be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
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