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bullet sponge

bullet sponge  n.— «Bodyguards serving politicians and others who crave public attention must learn to please the principal’s ego and maintain safety. Besides being a “bullet sponge,” in Kobetz’s words, responsibilities fall to...

bag-skating

bag-skating  n.— «Bag-skating is the hockey term for keeping the pucks in the bag and usually entails length-of-the-ice sprints.» —“Hawks fed up with Mironov’s subpar fitness” by Brian Hanley Chicago Sun-Times Dec...

bag-skate stick

bag-skate stick  n.— «He hauled out a “bag-skate” stick for the 54 minutes of torture. What’s a bag-skate stick? “When they’re going to work your bag off, you get a stick with no tape on it,” Buchberger said...

stork mark

stork mark  n.— «My 16 month old baby still has stork marks on her forehead and upper eyelids. The pediatrician says they will fade but doesn’t say when.» —“How to Keep Well” by T.R. Van Dellen Chicago Daily...

stork mark

stork mark  n.— «Our baby has dark red hand marks on her cheek. Do these marks go away?…Yes, if they are stork marks, but no, if they are birthmarks. Bring this matter to the attention of your physician.» —“How to Keep...

circuit breaker

circuit breaker  n.— «We said there’s one market today, not many marketplaces and that you have to coordinate circuit breakers between the markets. Circuit breakers in Chicago are really price limits, ad the circuit breakers in New York...