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Finegan pin

Finegan pin  n.— «Finegan pin…[struck] a vague expression to cover the fact that something in the car in [ sic] wrong but not yet exactly known, a whosis, etc. Its [ sic] akin to the slang expression, A paper-stretcher, or left...

cross-utility vehicle

cross-utility vehicle  n.— «“The growing market,” Zoia says, “is for ‘cross-utility vehicles,’ vehicles that are built on car platforms.” These CUVs, as they are called, have been out for a few years and are clearly more...

CUV

CUV  n.— «“The growing market,” Zoia says, “is for ‘cross-utility vehicles,’ vehicles that are built on car platforms.” These CUVs, as they are called, have been out for a few years and are clearly more popular than the...

rake bit

rake bit  n.— «“The Rake Bit”: Something that’s funny, goes on too long so it’s not funny, then goes on so long that it becomes INCREDIBLY funny. Goes under a couple different names, but of writers my age, this seems to be the most...

upside down

upside down  adj.— «A growing number of motorists now find they owe more on their car loans than the vehicles are worth. The phenomenon, known as being “upside down” on a loan, reflects changes in the ways Americans buy and...

bomber

bomber  n.— «I took him out to his car and made it up to him. It was our first time. He wasn’t very good. I got out and got in my old bomber of a car and went home.» —by Perri O’Shaughnessy Invasion of Privacy July 1, 1996...