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plug and play adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)

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avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
to dress up as somebody or something, as a children's game
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1    a piece of wood, cork, or other material, often cylindrical in shape, used to stop up holes and gaps or as a wedge for taking a screw or nail  
2    such a stopper used esp. to close the waste pipe of a bath, basin, or sink while it is in use and removed to let the water drain away  
3    a device having one or more pins to which an electric cable is attached: used to make an electrical connection when inserted into a socket  
4      (Also called)    volcanic plug   a mass of solidified magma filling the neck of an extinct volcano  
5       See       sparking plug  
a    a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp. for chewing  
b    a small piece of such a cake  
7      (Angling)   a weighted artificial lure with one or more sets of hooks attached, used in spinning  
8    a seedling with its roots encased in potting compost, grown in a tray with compartments for each individual plant  
9    Informal   a recommendation or other favourable mention of a product, show, etc., as on television, on radio, or in newspapers  
10    Slang   a shot, blow, or punch (esp. in the phrase take a plug at)  
11    Informal   the mechanism that releases water to flush a lavatory (esp. in the phrase pull the plug)  
12      (Chiefly U.S.)   an old horse  
13    pull the plug on  
Informal   to put a stop to  
      vb   , plugs, plugging, plugged  
14    tr   to stop up or secure (a hole, gap, etc.) with or as if with a plug  
15    tr   to insert or use (something) as a plug  
to plug a finger into one's ear     
16    tr  
Informal   to make favourable and often-repeated mentions of (a song, product, show, etc.), esp. on television, on radio, or in newspapers  
17    tr  
Slang   to shoot with a gun  
he plugged six rabbits     
18    tr  
Slang   to punch or strike  
19    intr; foll by: along, away, etc.  
Informal   to work steadily or persistently  
     (C17: from Middle Dutch plugge; related to Middle Low German plugge, German Pflock)  
  plugger      n  

banana plug  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a small single-conductor electrical plug having a curved metal spring along its shank used to hold it in its socket  
glow plug  
      n   one of usually four plugs fitted to the cylinder block of a diesel engine that warms the engine chamber to facilitate starting in cold weather,   (Also called)    heater plug  
phono plug  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a type of coaxial connector, used esp. in audio equipment  
      adj     (Computing)   capable of detecting the addition of a new input or output device and automatically activating the appropriate control software  
plug compatible  
      adj     (Computing)   (of peripheral devices) designed to be plugged into computer systems produced by different manufacturers  
plug gauge  
      n     (Engineering)   an accurately machined plug used for checking the diameter of a hole  
   Compare       ring gauge  
plug in  
      vb   tr, adv   to connect (an electrical appliance) with a power source by means of an electrical plug  
1    Informal   extremely ugly  
      n   pl   , -lies  
2      (U.S.)  
slang   a city tough; ruffian  
     (C19: origin obscure; originally applied to ruffians in New York who attempted to exert political pressure)  
sparking plug  
      n   a device screwed into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine to ignite the explosive mixture by means of an electric spark which jumps across a gap between a point earthed to the body of the plug and the tip of a central insulated rod,   (Also called)    spark plug  
spark plug  
      n      another name for       sparking plug  
wander plug  
      n   an electrical plug on the end of a flexible wire, for insertion into any of a number of sockets  
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