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  • noun Plural form of spiff.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spiff.


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  • Then, make it clearly illegal for any pharmaceutical company or rep to offer "spiffs", "gifts" or any bonus to a doctor for prescribing their company's drugs.

    Obama says health care delay is OK 'to get it right' 2009

  • Dealer lingo salted my family's Thanksgiving dinners, with my uncles talking about "spiffs" (salesmen's bonuses) and "ups" (customers), commenting on the "guts" (interior) of a particularly nice "sled" (car).

    Business Bookshelf 2008

  • In return, Lakeland sometimes tacked on fees that surprised and angered developers, who called them "spiffs" or "kickers."

    The Seattle Times 2010

  • While companies like Luminant / Energy Futures HOlding get all kinds of subsidies from the government, as well as loans and even guarantees that if they harm the environment, the taxpayers will pick up the tab, not them, what kind of spiffs are there for solar energy companies?

    Somervell County Salon 2009

  • Employer-provided clinics for routine healthcare, major tort law reform to end punitive lawsuit awards, ending practices wherein pharmaceutical reps give spiffs or gifts to doctors who prescribe their brands, ending referral fees doctors pay to each other, etc. Raymond Jenkins

    Obama: 'If you misrepresent what's in the plan, we will call you out' 2009

  • There are many problems with healthcare, from frivoluous lawsuits, to spiffs and referral fees among doctors and pharmaceutical reps, and the list goes on.

    Obama: Time to act is now 2009

  • Kelly spiffs up the smells in her house with Glade plug-in fresheners and aroma candles before yoga, before friends drop by, etc.

    Ad Track: Scandals tarnish celebrity endorsements 2009

  • If you're lucky and savvy you can have a bargain adventure as the crew paints and otherwise spiffs up the vessel around you.

    Lea Lane: Sailing On The Cheap Aboard A Repositioning Cruise Lea Lane 2011

  • Volunteers organize the sittings and a "glam squad" spiffs people up before going in front of the camera.

    Creating a Lasting Image Melanie Grayce West 2011

  • Not to mention the spiffs, the free tote bag of goodies -- chocolates, coupons, a neat little pen light key ring.

    Printing: Taking Tea with the Lizards 2010


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