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rocking chair job

rocking chair job n. an occupation or employment that requires little work; a sinecure. Editorial Note: The Dictionary of American Regional English includes the term rocking-chair money, ‘unemployment compensation or another benefit paid to someone...

perfumed prince

perfumed prince  n.— «The only souls who would benefit from their current plans are the Perfumed Princes of the Beltway. Maybe they should call it “The Party of the Bureaucrat.”» —“The lines are drawn” Las Vegas...

staging

staging  n.— «On the AFL channel, Buchanan was sprawled on the ground in a posture that used to be associated (sneeringly) with pea-hearted soccer players. Eventually he rose to take his kick and played the game out without apparent ill...

onsight

onsight  n.— «Onsight: The best kind of flash—bottom to top without falling, in the first try, without the benefit of beta.» —“Why indoor rock climbing is the height of fashion” by Sharon Doyle...

crypsis

crypsis  n.— «In those insect which gain protection from mechanisms other than crypsis (warning, threat and flash coloration), or even in those cryptic moths which benefit from resembling dead leaves, the melanics are rare, recessive, sub...

clawback

clawback  n.— «While the dual eligibles in 2006 will qualify for federal Medicare drug benefits, states won’t get to keep all of the savings from dropping the indigent seniors from state-financed Medicaid drug plans. Instead, states will...