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slump buster

slump buster  n.— «Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace commented a few years ago on Jim Rome’s sports radio show about the concept of the “slump buster.” When a batter is going through a hitting slump, Grace said the...

Jesus junk

Jesus junk  n.— «Whether a Christian-themed trinket is tacky or a treasure is in the eye of the beholder, says Pennington, who opened The Compass Christian Lifestyle Superstore in Waco in September 1997. “We don’t want it to look...

ride

ride  n.— «He’s hoping they can wire him an immediate $400—maybe even this afternoon. “With that, we will have enough for the ride,” he says, using the English word. El Ride is the pickup from an Arizona highway toward a safe...

Arizona’s Ocean

Arizona’s Ocean  n.— «In 1853, had the Gadsden Purchase been squared off horizontally instead of following the existing rail line, Puerto Peñasco would be part of Arizona. So it is natural for many to refer to it as “Arizona’s...

jersey popping

jersey popping  n.— «March Madness has seen a lot of “jersey popping,” as it has come to be called when a player jubilantly pulls his jersey out to display the school name more prominently.» —“Jackson breaks out of...

iron ride

iron ride  n.— «They brought in more “iron rides,” industry parlance for roller coasters and Ferris wheels.» —“Legend City offers lessons for new amusement park” by Richard Ruelas Arizona...

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