that sucker / those suckers

In very casual speech, "sucker" can mean "thing". Here are some examples of things that you can call a "sucker":

  • a fish that you're trying to catch
  • a remote control that you're trying to find
  • a steak that you're putting on the grill to cook
  • your computer which recently broke

There's something lively-sounding about "sucker", so don't use it to talk about things which aren't doing anything interesting. 

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