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rent-a-cow

rent-a-cow attrib. indicating a situation in which livestock are deceitfully used to make a residential or commercial property qualify as a working farm or ranch in order to benefit from an agricultural tax provision or subsidy. Editorial Note:...

ambulance-chasing

ambulance-chasing n. in science, doing research to achieve fame or to secure funding. Editorial Note: This is, of course, a variation on the “ambulance-chasing” most-often associated with lawyers. Both meanings might be generally defined...

RHIP

RHIP  n.— «The military has produced many acronyms, one of which is RHIP, which stands for, “rank has its privilege.” RHIP is the unofficial way to point out when a person accrues—or assumes—some benefit by virtue of their...

spit take

spit take  n.— «The seventh annual weekend festival, which opens tomorrow night and comprises more than 50 events, will include an encore interview of Jon Stewart by New Yorker Editor David Remnick to benefit the U.S.O. When he signed up...

seagull

seagull v. to hang back and await an opportunity to benefit from desirable circumstances found or created by other people. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

welfare wall

welfare wall  n.— «Flaherty’s target is a situation often called “the welfare wall.” As a result of increased taxes and reduced income support from government programs, a typical single parent with one child who takes a low...