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road diet

road diet  n.— «When roads were actually closed, or their capacity severely reduced, 20 per cent to 60 per cent of the former traffic disappears entirely. It isn’t even siphoned off onto other roads. People just travel less. Some experts...

pump head

pump head  n.— «From thirty to fifty per cent of patients will experience a syndrome Cohn calls “pump head,” in which they suffer significant cognitive deficits: memory loss, inability to concentrate, difficulties in...

shut in

shut in  n.— «About 300,000 barrels a day of wellhead capacity, representing about 70 per cent of Western Canada’s potential production, is shut in—a figure that is bound to increase later this year with the commissioning of the Fort...

blow-in

blow-in  n.— «On Saturday, Bradfield’s 190 pre-selectors will declare the result of this young bull/old bull stoush between the 36-year-old blow-in from Hobart, and the white-haired David Connolly, who is nearing the end of his political...

boomerang

boomerang  n.— «In fact, last year, 13 per cent of those hired by the company were returnee employees, also known as “boomerangs.”» —“Accounting firm makes sure to stay in touch with past staff” by Ann...

stunt up

stunt up  v.— «I found 90 per cent had never pulled a gun in their careers. And of those who did, only 1 per cent ever fired, because you go through a three-stage process of verbal warning, taking the gun out of the holster, clicking it...