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Down to the Lick Log

If you’re “down to the lick log,” you’re close to the end of negotiations, or nearing some kind of decision. This expression is associated with cattle ranching, a salt lick being a place where the herd congregates. The 19th...

spray and pray

spray and pray  v. phr.— «A clerk at the Outdoorsman, Route 12, in West Boylston, said the gun has an effective range of only about 40 yards. “It’s basically spray and pray that you hit something,” he said. “I see no use...

deadstock

deadstock  adj.— «Legions of collectors are standing, zombielike, in the wee hours outside shoe stores, waiting for them to open, mumbling words like “deadstock” and “F.O.T.B.” These people, mostly young men, are...

sneakerhead

sneakerhead  n.— «Legions of collectors are standing, zombielike, in the wee hours outside shoe stores, waiting for them to open, mumbling words like “deadstock” and “F.O.T.B.” These people, mostly young men, are...