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Yankee dime

Yankee dime  n.— «“Yankee dime” is a slang term used in some sections of the United States, particularly in the South, to denote a kiss, just as “Dutch quarter” is used to mean a hug. In some sections “Quaker...

big dance

big dance  n.— «As Geraldine Stutz, the president of Henri Bendel, said, “For us, July has been okay, not spectacular. Let’s just say it’s the last beat before the big dance begins in the fall.”» —“Lookalikes...

en chinga

en chinga adv. fast, hurriedly, quickly. Etymological Note: From the Spanish chingar ‘to copulate; to screw.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

salvage

salvage  v.— «One has to admire the way Panfilo Lacson has evolved as a public figure. The development of his vocabulary adequately reflects this. Ping is quoted as saying it would be “ridiculous for me to execute my own witness...

four percenter

four percenter  n.— «Referring to the police colloquialism of “four percenters,” the relatively small number of well-known offenders responsible for the preponderance of downtown crime, Judge Baird Ellan said that the phrase...