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trapper

trapper  n.— «Towne said women—also known as trappers—brought in packaged and unpackaged drugs from the Chicago area by hiding the substances on their bodies. The trappers then gave the drugs to the dealers to sell. By this means, drugs...

break late

break late  v. phr.— «In Illinois, at least, large numbers of black voters tend to take their time making up their minds. In political parlance, they “break late.”» —“Why Obama will surprise national political...

lock box

lock box  n.—Gloss: a government account or fund which is protected from reappropriation to other government programs. «The current casinos bill under consideration puts about $300 million in an account, which legislators refer to as a...

poop butt

poop butt  n.— «Asked Monday, Beavers quickly denied there was anything misleading, saying “oh, hell no,” before calling Orr a “little poop butt.” » —“He’s ‘a little poop butt’” by Steve...

sidewalk alumni

sidewalk alumni  n.pl.— «He was talking in somewhat awed tones of the game he had seen the day before at the Polo Grounds—the one between the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears.…As one of the sidewalk alumni who was sitting just...

jump truck

jump truck  n.— «The workday for a Chicago area Good Humor man back in 1969 began at one central location with 175 men, each dressed in white, climbing into 175 identical white trucks, and going out on their routes. The open air trucks...