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exploding offer

exploding offer  n.— «Some employers may over-estimate the greed of graduates. One management consultancy offered several candidates £1,000 in advance on salary for “moving expenses.” It gave another an “exploding...

opera hot

opera hot  n.— «He’s also peppered the 2006-’07 season with big names such as Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Flórez (whom geeks refer to as “opera hot,” or extremely attractive in comparison to the archetypical Wagnerian fat lady with...

subzero

subzero  n.— «Next fall, fashion designer Nicole Miller plans to introduce a size smaller than zero. Many people are calling it a “subzero” and referring to it as a negative size. Banana Republic currently offers size 00, which is smaller...

ladder people

ladder people  n.pl.— «In this working-class town built by immigrants from Europe generations ago, some locals have taken to calling the latest arrivals from overseas “the ladder people,” for the cranes and ladders on the...

Arizona

Arizona  n.— «She returns to work, where the brusque, self-obsessed and shallow Manhattanites fret over her only because a) all that grieving can affect productivity; b) ugly facial scar—ugh—find a plastic surgeon, please; and c) people...

Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova  n.— «A-K is most commonly known as “big slick,” but recently it’s been renamed “Anna Kournikova.” Sure, it works because of the A-K initials, but the real reason is that like the lovely tennis pro...