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scuffled

scuffled  v.— «The defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers scuffled through the first half of the season. Manager Tom Lasorda said he is growing weary of hearing about how hard his players are trying.» —“Randolph Says...

three jack

three jack  n.— «In golf parlance, it was the dreaded “three jack” on Oakmont’s vicious No. 1 green that did in Baddeley. He missed an 8-foot putt for bogey. Knifed a 4-footer coming back for double and then holed the short...

bully whippet

bully whippet  n.— «When mutant, muscle-bound puppies started showing up in litters of champion racing whippets, the breeders of the normally sleek dogs invited scientists to take DNA samples at race meets here and across the country. They...

American wake

American wake  n.— «Connolly then recounted the first time he picked up a fiddle; he was about 9 or 10 years old and was at a party for his Uncle Patty who was immigrating to the United States. Such going-away-parties in Ireland were...

food fighter

food fighter  n.— «Sone is the newest celebrity sensation among Japan’s long line of champion competitive eaters—or “food fighters,” as the entertainment industry calls them—and a rising star on YouTube.» —“Lisa...

sport candy

sport candy  n.— «The programme really does get kids to put their crisps down and get off the sofa to dance, leap and sing. It’s a bit like an educational aerobics-cum-healthy eating class. Scheving is a former European aerobics champion...