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smash cake

smash cake  n.— «I noticed two cakes on the table, both obviously courtesy of a bakery. One was quite small in comparison to the sheet cake and was yellow, much like the color of a smiley face. After the hamburgers and hot dogs and a...

put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone v. phr. to provoke a person to excitement or talkativeness; to rile or anger someone; to cause someone to act. Also put a quarter in someone and, rarely, put a dime in someone. Etymological Note: From comparison of a person...

opera hot

opera hot  n.— «He’s also peppered the 2006-’07 season with big names such as Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Flórez (whom geeks refer to as “opera hot,” or extremely attractive in comparison to the archetypical Wagnerian fat lady with...

shopocalypse

shopocalypse  n.— «Revenue sharing for contributed content, however—ka-ching! Easy promotion of such content throughout the Internet, providing lots of quality backlinks and traffic to Yahoo—ka-ching! Could this be the shopocalypse...

WOMM

WOMM  n.— «Traditional advertising isn’t all that effective and costs a bundle, but in comparison, word-of-mouth recommendations are incredibly effective and relatively inexpensive. Is it any surprise that WOMM (word-of-mouth marketing)...

shotgun

shotgun v. to try a variety of methods; to make repeated attempts; to take an indiscriminate approach; to be scattershot. Editorial Note: Besides the obvious “to kill or shoot with a shotgun,” a more common meaning of to shotgun is...