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doughnut

doughnut  n.— «The “doughnut” watch: The most remarkable thing about the analyst meeting is always the way Wall Street types cluster around top executives in the hallways and at meals, straining to hear some valuable piece of...

reblueing

reblueing  n.— «There is also a program in place which allows us to rotate formations out of the battle space for what is called reblueing and retraining. And there are no forces right now inside our area of responsibility that are...

anti-fit

anti-fit  adj.— «A jeans manufacturer has a commercial for a new brand of jeans “with anti-fit.” I was still struggling with this concept when I heard a woman fashion expert on the radio say “Of course, most clothes now...

spaghetti bowl

spaghetti bowl  n.— «One of Washington’s most belabored cliches is “strange bedfellows,” as applied to people labeled as liberals or conservatives who come together, however briefly or accidentally, in the normal course of...

3,000-mile screwdriver

3,000-mile screwdriver  n.— «We run largely a decentralized system, and it’s important that we continue to do that. I once worked with a person who talked about the 3,000-mile screwdriver making those fine adjustments. We trust our base...

6,000-mile screwdriver

6,000-mile screwdriver  n.— «Well, we don’t know yet. I mean, that is—and again, we’re not going to apply the 6,000-mile screwdriver on that.» —“Lt. Gen. Mike Mcduffie Holds Defense Department Briefing On Refugees” by Mike...