basement Betty
 n.— «In response to “The Chosen One,” which states that Katie Martin “could be perceived as a less-than-likeable, glorified ‘Basement Betty’ without formal training or even a traditional storefront,” I would like to dispel some common myths held by retail florists regarding floral designers like myself.…Retail flower shops and others in the floral industry should not be too quick to criticize Basement Bettys. Our goal is not to compete directly with retail shops.» —“Letters: Two Sides of the Coin” by Karla Ramirez Floral Management May, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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