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Episode 1570

Cool Beans

If you speak a second or third language, you may remember the first time you dreamed in that new tongue. But does this milestone mean you’re actually fluent? And a couple’s dispute over the word regret: Say you wish you’d been able...

Box and Cox

To play Box and Cox means to participate in an arrangement in which you and someone else take turns occupying the same space at different times. This British expression derives from Box and Cox (Bookshop|Amazon), an 1847 farce by John Maddison...

bright-line

bright-line  n.— «Bright-line guidance is what’s called for, not blocks to the progress of enforcement cases or their resolution.» —“SEC’s Cox Tightens Reins on Enforcement Division (Update1)” by Otis...

turkey slap

turkey slap  n.— «The men were thrown off the program at the weekend after the footage showed Bric holding down Ms Halliwell while Cox rubbed his groin in her face in what is known as a “turkey slap”.» —“Bad publicity may...

NOBOB

NOBOB  n.— «While the U.S. Coast Guard has been given the authority to regulate ballast water discharges through what was originally the Non-Indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, Cox said the regulatory...

ghetto pass

ghetto pass  n.— «It’s like Ice Cube says: “You’re going to get your ghetto pass revoked.”» —“Open-Field Hits: Cox Tackles Tough Subjects” by Vahe Gregorian St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Mo.) June 14...