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spaghetti bowl

spaghetti bowl  n.— «The intersection of religion and state has become increasingly hectic and hazardous, a spaghetti-bowl junction of conflict and uneasy collaboration on the twisting, global highway.» —“Religion Is Again An Earth...

burping bedpost

burping bedpost
 n.— «Bassoon—burping bedpost.» —“A Line O’ Type Or Two” by John Pyskaty Chicago Tribune Mar. 9, 1954. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

dipping dog

dipping dog  n.— «In addition to the usual Chicago dog, they also offer a few twists, including a cheddar dog with hot giardinaire—plus a “dippin’ dog,” which most of us refer to as a corn dog.» —“Hot Dog...

scuffling

scuffling  n.— «“Only in recent years have I heard the terms ‘scufflin’,’ and ‘scuffling.’ It is obvious they are using it to mean ‘struggling,’ but not one dictionary I can find includes scufflin.'” “R: Your pal...

tuna can

tuna can  n.— «The Cleveland center is also fabricating the Constellation program hardware that will be the first to fly: a prototype of the upper stage of the Ares I rocket that will boost the crew capsule into orbit. The rocket segments...

leave (something) on the table

leave (something) on the table  v. phr.— «He admitted he does have bad dreams occasionally about an estimator’s most dreaded mistake—“leaving something on the table”—in layman’s terms, forgetting to include a figure in a final estimate...