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Going All-City

On the menu: necessity mess, potato bargain, and other tasty regional foods that won’t break the bank. Plus, what’s a doomaflatchie? And what do you have to do before you rest on your laurels? Grant and Martha share idioms, proverbs, and...

Grand Bargain

Grand Bargain  n.— «The harder part will be trying to follow that up by creating what is coming to be known in Obama circles as a Grand Bargain: getting everyone to agree to clean up the nation’s budget mess in a really big way, one that...

frugalist

frugalist  n.— «On the opposite end of the spectrum are the few people who call themselves anti-consumerists, freegans, frugalists or just plain Dumpster divers. Whatever the moniker, these people delight in drastically reducing their...

hair on them

hair on them  v. phr.— «Now, before you call your broker, a healthy dose of caution is in order. All of these companies have some hair on them—they wouldn’t be oversold if they were gems.» —“Four Stocks That Stand Out in Biotech’s...

spave

spave  v.— «My oldest daughter’s friend Polly calls bargain hunting “spaving,” which she defines as “spending to save… because while you are spending money, you’re actually saving on the full price.” I like...