TagAmerican television series

window-dress

window-dress  v.— «Tuesday’s markets should also be influenced by the end of the third quarter. Fund managers usually try to “window dress”—Wall Street lingo for closing out positions—before they have to report their quarterly...

Coinkydinks and Big Boxes

Welcome to another newsletter from A Way with Words! This newsletter was originally supposed to go out on Monday, May 12th, but our service provider had a snafu and the messages disappeared into the ether. There are a lot of creatures on planets...

shock and hee-haw

shock and hee-haw  n.— «The surge really has accomplished a reduction in the violence, and things are safer. But convoys are still being hit by the IEDs and the vehicle-borne IEDs. They’re even putting explosive devices under satchels on...

cadillac

cadillac  v.— «In baseball, you’re supposed to “Cadillac” around the bases…The expression the ballplayers’ own for savoring the sweet cheers of the crowd by trotting majestically around the bases.» —“Bob Addie’s...

porno-stache

porno-stache
 n.— «Did I mention Vince Vaughn has a porno-stache?» —“‘Starsky’ cuffs comedy old-school style” by Josh Harrison in University of Nebraska U-Wire Mar. 5, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

fine

fine  n.— «The suit also alleges city officials told family members that tiny debris siftings believed to contain victims’ ashen remains were being kept separate from the rest of the debris that was sorted at Fresh Kills, but the...