a more or less cylindrical roll of tobacco cured for smoking, of any of various lengths, thicknesses, degrees of straightness, etc., usually wrapped in a tobacco leaf.
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Idioms about cigar
no cigar, Informal. not being a winning or successful effort, as if not good enough to earn a cigar as a prize: He made a good try at fielding the ball, but no cigar.
- ci·gar·less, adjective
- ci·gar·like, adjective
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How to use cigar in a sentence
GREAT VALUEGuillermo de Mendoza Malbec Reserve 2018Spicy and fruity in the New World-style, this malbec impresses with tart cherry and blueberry flavors, followed by a hint of cigar box and earth.These 3 delicious wines are kosher for Passover and start at $12 | Dave McIntyre | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The charges range from accepting cigars and Champagne from businessmen in exchange for favors to helping media houses that showered him with positive coverage.
“It has those gags that are so iconic — like the screaming baseball, the conga line around the bases, the Gas-House Gorillas smoking cigars,” he said.‘Baseball Bugs’ at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America’s pastime | Frederic J. Frommer | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Before you get out the cigars, take a peek at the past two weeks.Bitcoin bombs lower, touching the dreaded $30,000 range | Bernhard Warner | January 22, 2021 | Fortune
A man who wrestled his puppy from an alligator’s jaws without dropping his cigar has been hailed a hero after footage of the encounter circulated widely online.Video shows man wrestling puppy from alligator’s jaws without dropping his cigar | Jennifer Hassan | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
They saw him in his 30s, sporting a huge Afro and smoking a big cigar on The Dick Cavett Show.
Calloway later posted an Instagram shot with the bottle and a cigar to thank him.In Run-Up to Wedding of George & Amal, Celebs and Paparazzi Stir Up the Canals of Venice | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And he smiled and touched his cigar and his hat and finally patted the girl who worked nights on the bottom.The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun | Pete Dexter | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So rich and delicious, so dark and layered with coffee and hazelnuts, toffee, orange peel, cigar box.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades | Jordan Salcito | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also happy to get some fresh air (and a huge, aromatic cigar at a safe distance from the barn).What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway? | P. J. O’Rourke | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The young men gathered round him and offered him a cigar, which he accepted and began to smoke.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The perspiration stands on young Lamb's face; again his cigar goes out.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Approaching a native hut to ask for a piece of charcoal wherewith to light a cigar, he happened to look inside.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
He drew up the rocker, hoisted his slippered feet on the rail, and proceeded to smoke a cigar.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for cigar
a cylindrical roll of cured tobacco leaves, for smoking
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