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Obamanomics

Obamanomics  n.— «Even financial cabler CNBC has a play, tagging a segment last week “Obamanomics.”» —“Hail to the campaign coin” by Michael Learmonth Variety Jan. 28, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued...

coin-pusher

coin-pusher  n.— «The machines, versions of which are common in arcades, are called coin-pushers. The user drops in a coin, hoping that it will force more coins off the front of a shelf. But in the case of the illegal machines, the shelf...

brickor mortis

brickor mortis  n.— «Falling house prices have caused property website Rightmove to coin a new phrase. “Brickor mortis” is the paralysing condition caused by sellers refusing to lower prices as they don’t accept their home’s...

buzzard Baptist

buzzard Baptist  n.— «I am what some ministers call a Buzzard Baptist. I never go to any regular service at the church, but I attend all the funerals.» —“Church members coin new definitions of their religion” by Jim...

whisper number

whisper number  n.— «Rumor-mongering, of course, has long been the stock in trade of some on Wall Street. Billions of dollars a day are bet on “whisper numbers” and overheard lunchtime chatter. Information is the coin of the realm. Some of...