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Posted by James Briggs on April 18, 2003

In Reply to: Translation posted by Stella on April 18, 2003

: When you say something's no "half-pipe", what does it mean? Does it mean it's something big,important, well done? please help!!!

A guess, but it sounds as if this could come from Shelock Holmes. He often described the difficulty of his intellectual problems in terms of the number of pipe-fulls of tobacco he would need. A 'half-pipe' problem is a relatively small one.
I'm open to correction!