He was taking twenty 80mg tabs of Oxy a day!Did he have any sober periods?
The culture of tabs and paps was as nothing compared to the engulfing negative zone it has become.
She too has taken quite a blistering in the media—this after spending months on the run from the tabs.
And From the Department of British Tabloids The World Cup is pretty much over, as far as the tabs are concerned.
Obama took particular pleasure in sending his tabs to [government minister] Tom Mboya himself or to [politician] Mwai Kibaki.
"I suppose not," said tabs as if the matter were still in doubt.
Jim tipped liberally, because his firm was what is known as "easy on the tabs."
I'd invited him to dine at our house on the very night that tabs was Daddy's guest.
They unhooked four of the six tabs from the wall and donned them.
The tabs, which are the narrow strips that hang out from the ends of the pieces while on show, are kept for a time as references.
"small flap," c.1600, possibly a dialectal word, of uncertain origin. Often interchangeable with tag (n.1). Cf. also Middle English tab "strap or string" (mid-15c.), Norwegian dialectal tave "piece of cloth, rag."
"account, bill, check," 1888, American English colloquial, probably a shortened form of tabulation or of tablet in the sense of "a sheet for writing on." Figurative phrase keep a tab on is recorded from 1890.
"to designate, label," 1924, perhaps an alteration of tag (v.2). Related: Tabbed; tabbing.
The bill or check for something, esp for food or drink: three-or four-hundred-dollar tabs for unpaid liquor (1942+)
A written acknowledgment of debt; iou: They're liable to go out and stick up a bank if they owe you a tab (1950s+)
[origin unknown; perhaps a shortening of tabulation]
To identify or designate; label: I tabbed him immediately as a crook
[1924+; fr tab, ''a tied-on baggage label,'' of unknown origin; perhaps an alteration of tag]
A tabloid newspaper: just be sure the other tabs and the London papers don't have track pictures either (1990s+)