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50-state car

50-state car  n.— «Many of the cars that are produced today are called 50-state cars: they don’t have an EPA version and a California version. In other words, the vehicle meets the strictest standard that’s out there, whether it’s EPA for...

Suped Up vs. Souped Up

You’ve modified that car to make it go faster and look sharper. But is your car correctly described as suped up (as in “supercharged”) or souped up? This is part of a complete episode.

bring the wood

bring the wood  v. phr.— «“They need to see you punish guys,” he said. Hawkins has “brought the wood,” as he calls it, to several players. Good players, too. He booted junior linebacker Jake Duren after his arrest for...

pimping

pimping  n.— «Fooling the cameras is easy: the students tape a fake license plate, printed on glossy paper and using license-plate-like fonts downloaded off the web, over their real license plate – then set off cameras. Days later, a...

capping

capping  n.— «Taghizadeh allegedly paid people to bring him potential litigants to sue auto insurance companies—an illegal practice known as “capping,” said Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Alker of the Automobile...