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planned-overs  n.pl.— «Although “planned-overs” is a term which might not be accepted generally by the American homemakers, more and more women are expected to adopt the technique.» —“When You Cook Too Much, You’ve Got...


graffer  n.— «There’s been an explosion of graffiti in the downtown district in New Haven this summer. To the trained eye, it’s not just an part of the urban landscape. Police say, it is often a reflection of what’s going on in the streets...

under water

under water  adj.— «Jarjura said he’s glad his staff has come up with a way to get beyond the problems of properties that are “under water,” in real estate parlance.» —“Delinquent Waterbury properties head for auction...


 n.— «Do You Need Money? Bring Your Antique “Junque” To Honest John; Barnum Swap Shop.» —in classifieds Bridgeport Sunday Post (Connecticut) July 17, 1955. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


 n.— «The platoons of Weapons Company are often referred to as “whiskey.”» —“Sgt. Donal Wyckoff” The Day (New London, Connecticut) July 19, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

reverse half-a-loaf

reverse half-a-loaf  n.— «The way to accomplish this same goal under the “new” rules is a technique called “reverse half-a-loaf” planning. In this case, a potential Medicaid applicant would give away all of his or her assets to a loved...