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vitamin P

vitamin P  n.— «Considering her own history of depression—Vincent had been taking “Vitamin P” (better known as Prozac) for years—she anticipated her mental health might suffer.» —“Norah Vincent spent a year disguised as a...

Territory handshake

Territory handshake  n.— «In the film Australia, being filmed at Darwin’s Stokes Hill Wharf, screen veteran Bill Hunter’s character welcomes Nicole Kidman’s English aristocrat to the Territory with a pat on the bum. The cheeky pat, dubbed...

teaser parking

teaser parking  n.— «Another technique is to include a small amount of “teaser” parking visible from the street, which communicates to drivers the availability and location of parking. Teaser parking act as a visual cue, leading drivers to...

red light syndrome

red light syndrome  n.— «We had to ensure that each member of the band didn’t just fall into the normal “red-light syndrome,” concentrating on their visual performance only when the nearest camera cue light was on—because...

cue burn

cue burn  n.— «Back when radio stations spun vinyl, popular records were physically “played out.” To find the beginning of a song, DJs pulled the vinyl backwards and forwards under the needle, scrubbing the sound right off the track. The...