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shut up and color

shut up and color  v. phr.— «If MacT decides to play one more season, we’ll probably have a good chance of seeing him in a Flyers uniform again, since he’ll be a free agent at the end of the year!!! okay, okay, I’ll shut up and color now...

jumper

jumper  n.— «This particular four-mile stretch of fencing was historically San Diego County’s most porous border problem, he said. His officers once had 1,250 apprehensions of during just one day’s shift, he said. And if a border patrol...

pea shake

pea shake  n.— «When multiple claims are made for one horse, the winner is decided by lot, with the clerk of scales and the track’s claiming agent as witnesses. The drawing procedure is called shaking the peas. When a horseman attempts to...

hamburger bomb

hamburger bomb  n.— «He says terrorists—who have brought explosives on board more than 100 flights around the world since the 1950s (including the shoe bomb of al-Qaida agent Richard Reid)—have devised what’s called the “hamburger...

vomit comet

vomit comet  n.— «A San Juan travel agent indelicately calls it the “vomit comet”—an allusion, I imagine, to the great number of babes in arms or inexperienced travelers aboard the planes. It was therefore with some misgiving that I...

cotton curtain

cotton curtain  n.— «This very afternoon he had left the office of his agent in New York, tonight would stop off at his house in Bucks County, and tomorrow would head south, under the “cotton curtain,” as he expressed it...

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