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knock and drag

knock and drag  v. phr.— «Knock and drag—we will knock on doors and drag voters to the polls—it’s to our benefit.» —“In Wis., Drive On To Get Out The Voters” by Mary Leonard Boston Globe (Massachusetts) Oct...

MBE generation

MBE generation  n.— «English cricket isn’t always in tune with the times, but it seems to have caught the wave of the “me-me” generation pretty sweetly. It even has its own name for it—the MBE generation, an exclusive club whose members...

anchor baby

anchor baby  n.— «Stein contends undocumented aliens should not be allowed to benefit because they have children born in this country. Turning a blind eye to such issues, Stein asserted, encourages immigrant families to conceive...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «CHAIR THERRIAULT said the account has been characterized as a self-licking ice cream cone in that no one gets to derive pleasure from it. The proposed mechanism is the only way for the state to derive...

celebrity seeding

celebrity seeding  n.— «The term “Celebrity Product Placement” is used to describe several related techniques, but its definition applies to each: free products are distributed to celebrities in expectation of a promotional...

fat quarter

fat quarter  n.— «Fat quarters are fabric remnants cut into 18- by 22-inch rectangles, and are used to make a variety of quilt pieces.» —“Sales of fat quarters’ benefit cancer research” by Theresa Hogue Gazette...