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belly button

belly button  n.— «We also have reach-back capability when we go to the field, since we’re the space belly button for whoever’s in the field—reach back to the SOC as it stands up and other space units.» —“Defense Department Spokesman...

belly button

belly button  n.— «The CinC comes up with a warplane. He briefs the secretary and also the president, and then he supplies them daily with updates, as well as normal briefing periodically on how it’s going. If they’re not satisfied, they...

lane

lane  n.— «A large segment of the clip had to do with opinion about the war, and that’s not my lane.…There were two parts in what I saw that went directly to my lane in the road, which is the health of the U.S. military.» —“DoD...

lane

lane  n.— «Well, that’s in the defense authorization—that’s—sorry—in the intelligence authorization bill, which is not as much in his lane of responsibility as the defense authorization bill.» —“DoD News Briefing” by...

big dance

big dance  n.— «On Friday, he scheduled his first informal back-and-forth with the press, an informal, off-camera session called the “gaggle” which White House press secretaries typically hold in the mornings as a sort of...

elevator speech

elevator speech
 n.— «Elevator speech: a short two- or three-minute briefing.» —“Gold Mine of Gobbledygook” by Bryan Brumley in Washington, D.C. AP May 18, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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