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spray

spray  n.— Note: Describes the same event as this citation for pooled spray. «Instead of the hoped-for podium to podium event, the two men put on an unconvincing show of friendship sitting stiffly side by side before an unlit fire in the...

pooled spray

pooled spray  n.— Note: Describes the same event as this citation for spray. «Mr Obama’s team, however, said that there never had been plans for anything but only a pooled spray, in which a handful of journalists pose questions in a more...

pimping

pimping  n.— «Fooling the cameras is easy: the students tape a fake license plate, printed on glossy paper and using license-plate-like fonts downloaded off the web, over their real license plate – then set off cameras. Days later, a...

floater

floater n. a person who files down or smooths horse teeth; a tool used for such a task. Etymological Note: Directly related to the verb “to float,” meaning “to file the teeth of a horse.” The Oxford English Dictionary...

postman’s holiday

postman’s holiday n. a vacation or holiday spent in a pastime similar to one’s usual employment. Editorial Note: This is a synonym for the far more common “busman’s holiday,” which dates to at least 1893. Thanks to Al Rotches for...

pap

pap v. (of paparazzi or a press photographer) to take a photograph (of someone or something). Editorial Note: As pointed out in the comments, the etymological information given in the first citation is incorrect. Etymological Note: From the noun...

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