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half-back

half-back  n.— «In South Carolina, they’re commonly known as half-backs, or those winter tourists who went down to Florida, realized it was too crowded, and came half-way back up.» —“Winter guests flock to coast” by Lauren...

lock-it-and-leave-it

lock-it-and-leave-it  adj.— «People seeking a second home on the coast or in urban centers prefer condominiums for the convenience, Kuper said. They don’t want to mess with yard work. The trend has generated a new phrase; these are...

beer shooter

beer shooter  n.— «Alcohol is also “shot” or “needled” into near beer.…Much available evidence was brought to light concerning the methods in which breweries in that locality “shot beer,” as the...

New Angeles

New Angeles  n.— «New York and L.A. were once charged elements sparking creativity from coast to coast. But the distance between these opposing cities has collapsed under the weight of a culture consisting mainly of marketing messages. L.A...

toolie

toolie  n.— «Schoolies say the violence on the Gold Coast in the past week has been caused by “toolies”—the name they use for the older gatecrashers ruining their party.» —“Teenagers blame ‘toolies’” by Tracey...

lily pad

lily pad  n.— «Among the places the military already has placed or hopes to base such new “lily pads” or jumping off points: the eastern European nations of Bulgaria and Romania; a pier in Singapore; and a tiny island off the...