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self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «By repeating Red Team victories from one Unified Command or agency to another without trying to fix the problem(s) creates a “self-licking ice cream cone” for the IO community, that is, an...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone n. a process, department, institution, or other thing that offers few benefits and exists primarily to justify or perpetuate its own existence. Also in the form self-licking lollipop. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «Analysts are concerned not with a policy audience, but with the readership among their peers in the intelligence community and with fulfilling their quota of reports and assessments. Despite an elaborate...

self-licking ice-cream cone

self-licking ice-cream cone  n.— «However disappointing Colin Powell’s knee-jerk saluting of the commander-in-chief, at least Powell had been around and knew something of the world. (Rumsfeld, of course, is good riddance.) But what you now...

bus

bus  n.— «One of the most complicated parts of the process involves miniaturising a nuclear device so it can fit on a missile.…The process involves fitting to a missile what is called a “bus” on which the warheads sit...

whoa break

whoa break  v. phr.— «I start whoa-breaking them up there and then taking them to the whoa post.… After I whoa-break them, I introduce them to the birds again. When they enter the planted bird’s scent cone, I say, “Whoa...

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