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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to throw out new ideas in the hope that some of them will be good ones

    I'm just spitballing here.

    Sometimes when we're spitballing ideas, we now stop and wonder what would happen if it came true.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/01/2015
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    also a noun meaning a ball of paper soaked in spit

    The boys in the class throw spitballs at the girls, and the teacher tells them not to do it.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/01/2015
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an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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