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analog sunset

analog sunset  n.— «Today is the day the federal government says cell phone companies can stop providing service to analog cellular users. It’s all part of the plan to improve coverage and service options through digital signals.…The...

march out of one’s feet

march out of one’s feet  v. phr.— «We received a cell phone photo message from Duncan. It was a picture of his feet. Silver dollar sized blisters had formed and torn away all over both feet. Blood had soaked his socks and boots. He had, in...

shmoo

shmoo  n.— «Yeast cells don’t have casual sex. Preparations are involved. In particular, the cell must reshape itself, becoming elongated like a microscopic pear. Scientists have a name for a cell in such a state: “shmoo.” The...

cell warrior

cell warrior  n.— «Among prison guards, Tavares became known as a loud-mouthed malcontent who spat at guards passing his cell, tossed feces or urine at them, and made violent threats. “He was what guys refer to as a cell...

hood tax

hood tax  n.—Gloss: a mugging or the things taken in a mugging. «Police say some criminals have taken to calling their robberies at gunpoint of people on Akron streets a “hood tax,” part of a growing number of robberies...

land phone

land phone  n.— «Gary called our son in Washington on his cell phone; of course our son doesn’t own a “land phone,” as they call it.» —“Back to the Golden Years…again” Daily Press (Escanaba, Michigan) Oct...