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Variant of kibitz.
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Verb1.kibbitz - make unwanted and intrusive comments
comment, point out, remark, notice - make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"
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And they hope they will not lose the post-retirement advisor freebie positions that are part of what they feel they have worked their lives to get - the no-work paid position where they get a chauffeured limousine, and are privy to information so they can kibbitz (complain) about decisions while taking no responsibility.
Learn the difference between a schlemiel and a mensch or when to kvetch rather than kibbitz and find out why a lot of Sol Meyer customers leave the place feeling downright schmaltzy.
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Reiner opens up to Moment about going from serious actor to seriously entertaining, his favorite current comedians and television shows, and what he and Mel Brooks kibbitz about during their near-nightly dinners.
Also by the same authors in the parodic vein, Yiddish with George and Laura [Bush] (New York: Little, Brown, 2006); Janet Perr, Yiddish for Dogs: Chutzpah, Feh!, Kibbitz, and More.
So reporters run with that distance: they crack wise, they kibbitz in the back, they play up their detachment.
If some of those competitors are acquaintances, it's a good opportunity to kibbitz on new product ideas.
As the PC boomed, bulletin board systems gave phreakers unprecedented ability to kibbitz with each other, but it would never last.
My daughter and I especially like two-player cooperative games, such as Baldur's Gate or Champions of Norrath, but we are also happy to kibbitz. If one of us is playing a game, the other will watch and provide suggestions.
(Provided no one crumbs the play.) The argot and choreography of the pickpocket or "the whiz" do not penetrate the dull senses of upright citizens; as one grifter puts it to a reporter, "We can kibbitz right there in front of the sucker and he don't even notice."
Still, Manger softens this stark social commentary with this kibbitz spoken by Abraham: What will people say afterwards When they read the Bible about me?
For those who think they have a good idea for a reality TV show, Bass Ale is offering a chance to kibbitz with reality TV maestro Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor and The Apprentice.