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frequent flyer

frequent flyer  n.— «They call them “frequent flyers”—the thousands of battered and bruised women crowding Queensland’s accident and emergency wards and filling our courts. After being stitched up, their condition is officially...

risk pool

risk pool  n.— «High-risk health insurance plans, also known as risk pools, are state-funded plans and are an important safety net for individuals who are denied health insurance because of a medical condition.» —“Health Insurance for...

cold shell

cold shell  n.— «Two of the buildings with about 350,000 square feet are unfinished, or in what the industry calls “cold-shell” condition and would require additional investment of about $100 a square foot before they could be...

oikodomophobia

oikodomophobia  n.— «A new term has been coined to describe the condition which leaves millions of people in fear of dealing with cowboy tradesmen—oikodomophobia. Six in 10 people claim to suffer from the condition when forced to negotiate...

geek syndrome

geek syndrome  n.— «People with Asperger’s, which affects mostly boys, aren’t likely to have any physical disabilities. They sometimes show an extraordinary grasp of obscure topics. As a result, the condition is sometimes known as the...

little professor syndrome

little professor syndrome  n.— «People with Asperger’s, which affects mostly boys, aren’t likely to have any physical disabilities. They sometimes show an extraordinary grasp of obscure topics. As a result, the condition is sometimes known...