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podium job

podium job  n.— «Gibbs is about to start a job that, like the presidency, seems to age its occupants disproportionately to the years they spend in the job. And it happens live and on C-Span. Known in Washington shorthand as “the podium...

dose

dose  n.— «Then on Tuesday, at one of the many literary events I attend, I saw Eva, a lass we had a short ‘dose’ as they call them—as if women are innocuous inoculations—when I was 25 years old, fresh from college, and she was a stroke of...

gotcha call

gotcha call  n.— «Puerile, cringe-inducing, patronising and crude. These are just a few ways to describe Matt Tilley’s popular gotcha calls on Fox FM.…In the past few years, prank telephone calls to unsuspecting Melburnians have...

blue jacking

blue jacking  n.— «At the age of 10 he sold newspapers in downtown Toledo.…They didn’t have a normal paper route like most kids, delivering to the same house every day in nice, quiet neighborhoods. This young boy and his friend...

heritage artist

heritage artist  n.— «The revival of ABBAmania again points to the power of visual media rather than radio to fuel a new generation’s discovery of what the industry politely calls heritage artists, which translates as singer-songwriters of...

Cancun account

Cancun account  n.— «KissTrust provides grantors with a measure of control that is not offered by Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) accounts and Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) accounts. “In the industry, UGMAs and UTMAs are...