on the cotton wool

adv, adj
British
a rhyming-slang version of on the pull, recorded in 1999

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • go (out) on the cotton wool — vb See on the cotton wool …   Contemporary slang

  • cotton wool — n British See on the cotton wool …   Contemporary slang

  • Cotton wool — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotton wool — consists of silky fibers taken from cotton plants in their raw state. Impurities, such as seeds, are removed and the cotton is then bleached and sterilized. It is also a refined product ( absorbent cotton in U.S. usage) which has medical,… …   Wikipedia

  • cotton wool — n [U] BrE 1.) a soft mass of cotton that you use especially for cleaning and protecting wounds ▪ She put some disinfectant on a piece of cotton wool and dabbed it on her cheek. 2.) wrap sb (up) in cotton wool to protect someone completely from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cotton wool ball — UK US noun [countable] [singular cotton wool ball plural cotton wool balls] a small ball of cotton wool , used for cleaning a cut in your skin, removing make up , or cleaning a baby …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton-wool — n Brit ABSORBENT COTTON * * * cot·ton wool (kotґən wool) raw nonabsorbent cotton, especially the absorbent form prepared by removing the cottonseed oil …   Medical dictionary

  • cotton wool — noun uncount BRITISH COTTON used for cleaning a cut on your skin or removing MAKEUP wrap someone in cotton wool BRITISH to protect someone from all the dangers or problems that could happen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cotton wool spots — An ophthalmoscopic view of the retina showing advanced signs of diabetic retinopathy including two pale cotton wool spots. Cotton wool spots are an abnormal finding on funduscopic exam of the retina of the eye. They appear as puffy white patches… …   Wikipedia

  • cotton wool — noun (U) BrE 1 a soft mass of cotton that you use especially for cleaning and protecting wounds: Cotton wool pads are good for removing make up. 2 wrap sb in cotton wool to protect someone completely from the dangers, difficulties etc of life:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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