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say on pay

say on pay  n.— «Say on pay is a proposal that’s making its way through Congress. Let’s say you own part of a public company. They’re looking for a CEO, and the wanna-be chief is pushing for big pay and cushy perks. Really? Say on pay...

simul

simul  n.— «At each event in her new Summer Chess Lecture/Simul Series there, a grandmaster will give a talk about chess and then take part in what is called a simul: boards will be set up for participants, and the grandmaster (Susan...

hoe-chucker

hoe-chucker  n.— «The Vancouver parks board received two log-loaders yesterday from Finning Canada and Caterpillar to aid in Stanley Park’s restoration. The half-million-dollar machines, commonly called hoe chuckers, are used to play a log...

serial meeting

serial meeting  n.— «Briefly, “serial meeting” is the label used to describe the situation in which a government board will hold a series of meetings attended by less than a quorum of members to discuss a public issue in...

bombsighting

bombsighting  n.— «The machines, which are roughly the size of an upright piano and usually sell for between $50,000 and $80,000, pump “microdots” of molten solder through a nozzle onto the precise spot where component parts are to be...

late train

late train  n.— «Within a month after Clements lost, Mark White, the victor, held a series of “get on board the late train” fund-raisers that produced $3 million from many of the original Clements backers.» —“Economic Ills...

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