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diesel therapy

diesel therapy  n.— «Hubbell plans to broaden his criticism and touch on his theory of “diesel therapy.” St. Pierre says Hubbell believes prosecutors pressure convicts to testify against bigger targets by keeping them from...

Saaburu

Saaburu  n.— «GM has received blistering criticism for putting a slightly modified version of the Subaru sedan into the lineup at Saab, GM’s upmarket Swedish brand. Car reviewers derided the car, the Saab 9-2x, referring to it as the...

paint with a tar brush

paint with a tar brush  v. phr.— «People are afraid to stand up and say they’re Italian-American because immediately they get painted with a brush, a tar brush, that says Mafia, organized crime or something else nefarious of that type...

journalists’ colony

journalists’ colony n. government-subsidized housing or land intended for citizens employed in the media. Editorial Note: Such developments are often seen as attempts to soften media criticism of the government or ruling parties. (source: Double...

praise sandwich

praise sandwich  n.— «A slice of praise.…A slice of constructive criticism.…Note that even the criticism is still covered in praise. You want the youngster to really absorb what you have just said.…The final bit of...

praise sandwich

praise sandwich  n.— «He may not have cracked the whip this time. Rather he pulled on the reins. He came up with a “praise sandwich,” criticism buffered by layers of affirmation.» —“Distractions often obscured purpose of...