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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the final moments in the popular British soap Eastenders when something dramatic usually happens. The term refers to the drum beats in the theme tune.

    Dedicated fans over on the Digital Spy forums have been keeping tabs on the annual Duff Duff Count for 2014, and Linda Carter has narrowly taken home the crown for the year.

    A lot of scenes could have been the Duff Duff - it certainly means we've got a lot more going on.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/02/2015


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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