Highball vs Chameleon - What's the difference?

highball | chameleon |


As nouns the difference between highball and chameleon

is that highball is a cocktail made from spirit plus soda water etc while chameleon is chameleon.

As a verb highball

is to make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.

highball

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A cocktail made from spirit plus soda water etc.
  • (rail transport) An all clear'' or ''full speed ahead signal.
  • Derived terms

    *highball glass

    Descendants

    * Japanese:

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.
  • If we highball the price, it comes out to $240. If we lowball it, it's closer to $200.
  • (slang, rare, or, erroneous) To move quickly; to hightail.
  • Antonyms

    * (estimate) lowball

    chameleon

    Alternative forms

    * chamaeleon *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae , and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  • A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
  • * 2014 , Michael White, " Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian , 8 September 2014:
  • He is a political chameleon , as charming to business leaders he met privately in Aberdeen on Friday night as he has been inspiring to distressed and desperate Labour defectors in Glasgow and beyond.
  • (physics) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Describing something that changes color.
  • The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.

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