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grappling iron

view main entry for grappling ironnoun [countable]  /ˈɡræp(ə)lɪŋ ˌaɪə(r)n/ 

or grappling hook 

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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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