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racer chaser

racer chaser  n.— «What Cowes does have lots of is yachty totty, or “racer chasers,” as the sailors call them. All the girls love a sailor, and there are plenty of them here; 70 per cent of the 1,000 or so crew members this...

C diff

C diff  n.— «We are told that 60,000 hospital patients this year will catch the superbug Clostridium difficile.…Cases of “C diff,” as it is known in the trade, have risen by 22 per cent in the past year, affecting more than...

trillion

trillion  n.— «NBA TRILLIONAIRES: When an end-of-the-bench guy gets in a blowout for a minute, and doesn’t record a shot, rebound, assist or point, his boxscore line is known as “one trillion,” a one followed by nine zeroes...

plastic chicken

plastic chicken  n.— «Chicken served in restaurants, hospitals and schools is still being pumped up secretly with water and proteins to increase its size and weight, The Times has learnt.…Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrats’...

commissary berry

commissary berry  n.— «If she were in the prison’s general population, she would surely sprout “commissary berries”—inmates who glom on to anyone with a little cash who could buy them a $1.50 cheeseburger or an 87-cent Milky...

vision clearance engineer

vision clearance engineer  n.— «Vision Clearance Engineer has been voted the daftest job title of all time, crowning a growing list of appointments whose descriptions seem designed to bemuse rather than inspire. The euphemism for window...