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mud hen

mud hen  n.— «Alaska Air two weeks ago retired the last of its dedicated fleet of banged-up old Boeing 737-200s affectionately known as “mud hens.”» —“Arctic Eagles Bid Mud Hens Farewell At Alaska Airlines” by...

leave money on the table

leave money on the table  v. phr.— «The difference between what the high bidder on a lease parcel offers and the bid of his nearest competitor is called in the industry “leaving money on the table.” Humble left the table well...

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «If it doesn’t win today’s game with Czechoslovakia, it will finish fourth. For that, there’s not even a tin medal.» —“Sour Whine Even Stains Bronze Bid” by Dave Anderson New York Times Feb. 22...

efeel

efeel  n.— «A new name “Efeel” was chosen to replace the English word condom in a bid to shake off the negative image of condoms and help make them more friendly to the traditionally-conservative Koreans, the Korean Anti-AIDS...

gray vote

gray vote  n.— «Latham also promised to ramp up spending on Australia’s aged, in a bid to win back the so-called “gray vote.”» —“Australia Labor Leader Chides US On Iraq” by Rebecca Thurlow in Brisbane...

thumper

thumper  n.— «During his unsuccessful bid for the Illinois House this spring, Aaron Patterson brokered a heroin deal and talked of his need to acquire “thumpers,” street slang for guns, federal prosecutors alleged Friday...