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hero shot

hero shot  n.— «They get greedy. They don’t play smart. They try to hit what I call “hero shots” instead of smart shots. That means, they try to hit shots that, if they hit it 10 times, they might make it once.» —“Brian...

elephant’s tampon

elephant’s tampon  n.— «I used to be a boogie boarder. While I have long since evolved beyond the lay-down sponge riding, the fact remains that not only did my love affair with surfing begin years ago in the prone position but also, when...

concretable

concretable  n.— «Both new additions, which came online when school opened in August, are constructed of concrete portable modules built by Royal Concrete Concepts Inc. of Palm Beach County. Approved by the School Board in January 2006...

stained-glass ceiling

stained-glass ceiling  n.— «The Rev. Barbara Williams Riddle knows all about the stained-glass ceiling the psychological barrier that keeps women from the pulpit of large, upscale congregations.» —“The stained-glass...

Peter Pan housing

Peter Pan housing  n.— «Patrick Hare, a Washington, D.C., urban planner, calls that dream “Peter Pan housing,” designed for people who never grow old. Their Never-Never Land is the nation’s endless spread of suburbs and exurbs...

hard eight

hard eight  n.— «Many kids programming networks are virtually sold out for the crucial holiday season, in particular for what is known as the “hard eight,” the eight weeks leading up to Christmas. “For fourth quarter, we...

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