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pillow driver

pillow driver  n.— «The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says there are at least 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria. If they seek work, they will lose their status as refugees. Iraqi refugees who were once doctors...

squirter

squirter  n.— «The two platoons burst out of their Humvees to the side of a four-story building in the Abu Saif neighborhood of Baghdad on Saturday. One squad sprinted to the back to catch any “squirters,” as the soldiers call fleeing...

spur ride

spur ride  n.— «Because of the possible danger of enemy fighters returning the pilots decided to extract Burrows and Cianfrini immediately instead of waiting for further assistance so they performed what is commonly called a “spur ride.”...

plus up

plus up  n.— «Officials at the Pentagon said this surge of U.S. forces, or “plus up” as it is called here, has actually been under way for weeks. Since the president ordered the increase of troops, U.S. forces have moved into...

Dad

Dad  n.— «Highlights were as plentiful as notes he extracted from his acoustic guitar. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me” struck a nerve, especially when he explained that “Dad” was shorthand for Baghdad the same way “Nam” was short for Vietnam...