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weed and feed

weed and feed  n.— «Many landscape trees and shrubs are damaged or killed each year by the careless application of weed killers to lawns, including those found in mixes of weed killers and fertilizers (commonly called “weed and feeds”)...

electro-wetting

electro-wetting  n.— «In other application fields, so-called liquid lenses have been known for some time. In these, the application of electrical voltages causes a shape change of the liquid lens and therefore a change in its focal length...

zebra striping

zebra striping  n.— «Zebra striping—also known as candy striping or half-shadow—is the application of faint shading to alternate lines or rows in data tables or forms.» —“Zebra Striping: Does it Really Help?” by Jessica...

take someone’s legs off

take someone’s legs off  v. phr.— «At home the former professional golfer wants to build a multi-million pound indoor golf facility in the region—a project he tried to develop five years ago only to have his planning application rejected...

touchback

touchback n. the return of someone, especially an undocumented immigrant, to their country of origin while awaiting the processing of an application for an immigrant visa. Etymological Note: Probably related to the “touchback” in...

screwing

screwing  n.— «DJ Screw made a legit production style from the practice of slowing tracks way down for a woozy, drugged-out effect. This “screwing,” which naturally couldn’t really exist too long as a singular rap technique due to its...