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mayor’s cell

mayor’s cell  n.— «I calmly called my Section Sergeant to let him know that there was a potentially poisonous snake in the tent and to warn my other teams members before they came in to relieve me. He panicked. The next...

boots on the ground

boots on the ground  n.pl.— «“In the first Gulf War one in 100 ‘boots on the ground,’ as they call it, was a private contractor.” When the U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq in 2003, one in 10 was a private contractor. “Today, as...

punch list

punch list  n.— «This is the stage of the project called “substantial completion”; the architect makes his final list of corrections, or “punch list,” which the contractor must satisfy before receiving final payment...

punchlist

punchlist
 n.— «This project is complete pending the contractor addressing the final punchlist items.» —“Weekly Road Construction Report” Chattanoogan (Tenn.) Sept. 9, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

deve

deve  n.— «Onyema Ugochukwu says that after 33 months of operation, 405 projects have been completed despite the emergence of what is dubbed “deve”—an unofficial development levy charged on-site by local communities on...