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rose stem

rose stem  n.— «George Scott, a business owner who represents the Upper Albany Merchants Association, said he and other leaders in Hartford’s North End also are trying to get merchants to stop selling drug paraphernalia such as the...

tingle table

tingle table  n.— «First letter openings are made by an automatic slicer, and all contents go quickly to the “tingle table,” where employes separate taxpayer checks and their forms from those due refunds.» —“Taxpayers...

triangle and two

triangle and two  n.— «He added the layup in the third quarter, but it would be the only basket of the quarter for Waterford as Weston switched to up defensive schemes to take out both Malhoit and Trevor Hendry. “We went to the...

stump dump

stump dump  n.— «Mayor Craig B. Henrici said he is negotiating for the new owner to remove what is commonly called the “stump dump” from the former Meadowbrook Golf Course. The stump dump is made up of soil, debris and wood...

put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone  v. phr.— «I had figured all along that I was going to do something with my freedom after retirement. But nobody put a nickel in me to make me dance.» —“Dreamed Of Retirement But Found Another...

ape hanger

ape hanger  n.— «The Norfolk resident’s handlebars were quite high; she uses the stylized bars bikers refer to as “ape hangers.”» —“An ‘Ape Hangers’ Fan in Norfolk Revs Up Effort to Change a Law” by Laurel...