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Brooklyn side

Brooklyn side  n.— «If a righty’s ball hits just to the left of the head pin, that’s called a crossover or, in the vernacular, hitting the Brooklyn side. Why? Bowling originated in the East, and a lot of its jargon came from there...

Washington Monument

Washington Monument  n.— «In budgeting parlance, a “Washington Monument” is a popular program or facility singled out for budget cuts precisely because of its popularity. The term seems to have its origins in the U.S. Park...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «The “self-licking ice cream cone” that is the Congress of the United States prevents the closure of redundant factories and is satisfied by minor reforms, such as procuring a few items “off the shelf...

blue-state tax

blue-state tax  n.— «Democratic leaders in Congress are vowing to make the alternative minimum tax a centerpiece of next year’s budget debate, saying the levy threatens to unfairly increase tax bills for millions of middle-class families...

Bradley Effect

Bradley Effect  n.— «The Bradley Effect in New Jersey…In states where a tide seems to be running for President Reagan, Democratic candidates worry about the coattail effect on their races. In New Jersey, Democrats feel the protection...

pink purge

pink purge  n.— «Some Christians, who are pivotal to the GOP’s get-out-the-vote effort, are charging that gay Republican staffers in Congress may have thwarted their legislative agenda. There even are calls for what some have dubbed a...