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gas in one’s tank

gas in one’s tank  n.— «“If you talk to some of the players that have had the opportunity to walk away from the game on their own, you like to walk away with what we refer to as “gas in your tank’” McCarthy said of Favre...

Stephen Girard job

Stephen Girard job  n.— «Years ago in Philadelphia they had what was known as a Stephen Girard job. During some previous hard times this philanthropist fenced in vacant ground, and anyone in need came in, carried bricks from one side to...

catasser

catasser  n.— «There’s a term for people who involve themselves in virtual worlds at the expense of the real: catasser. It was coined by a fellow who let his cat suffer an unchanged litter box rather than pause his online gaming. His...

Chicago way

Chicago way  n.— «When asked how he could have pulled off such an escape, Mr. Alsammarae, who moved to Chicago in 1976 but returned to Iraq just after the invasion, laughed uproariously for 20 seconds. Then, recycling a famous line from an...

bun-head

bun-head  n.— «I began my career as a ballet dancer, a little “bun-head,” as we were called.» —“Carole Shelley plumbs the heart of a Jewish mother” by Hedy Weiss Chicago Sun-Times Mar. 6, 1988...

stunnin

stunnin  n.— «Reggie, in his own mind, was a great stunna—not a number one Stunna—but he was a great stunna on the bike. And Kels was an up and coming stunna, eager and ready to ride. “All we did was stunnin. All we did was practice...