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share-house

share-house  n.— «Many weekenders stay in what is known as a “share-house”, sprawling mansions shared by as many as 30 twenty-to-thirty-somethings, who often sleep six to a room in a scenario that calls to mind the TV shows Big Brother and...

high touch

high touch  adj.— «Big Brother is banished from Mr. Naisbitt’s 1980’s. On the contrary, to use his key words, the decade will be decentralized and high-touch, participatory and networked, filled with multiple options in an information...

Big Mother

Big Mother  n.— «We see that Big Brother can come sneaking in the back door in the guise of Big Mother, urging us—indeed forcing usto wear our rubbers on rainy days.» —“Society’s New Scapegoats” by Michael...

Big Mother

Big Mother  n.— «If public interest in diet wanes, the program can be halted without undoing a tangle of law. The federal government has only one legitimate task: fulfilling its constitutional duties. Doing more it verges on becoming Big...

Big Mother

Big Mother n. a government attempting to exercise total control over the well-being of its citizens; parents attempting to constantly monitor or control the activities of their children, especially by means of electronic devices. Etymological Note:...

rark up

rark up  v. phr.— «Kent Mori may be Palmerston North Jets’ most experienced player but he admits he sometimes needs a “bit of a rark up.” And who best to keep the shooting guard in line than brother and teammate Simon...