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blue canary

blue canary  n.— «Col. Rich Greenwood, UHP deputy director, said the troopers who arrive at an accident first are usually the ones in the most danger. He said the program will prevent those first-responding officers from becoming victims...

puppy lemon law

puppy lemon law  n.— «A Berks County kennel is in danger of being shut down after accusations of deceiving consumers and selling sick dogs.…The accusations from the Attorney General’s office stem from the protection buyers get with...

jump

jump  v.— «While the collision damaged the brace and several upper sections of the crane, there was no real danger that the accident could topple the entire crane structure, Ferras said. Morris was part of a crew preparing to increase the...

bucket around

bucket around  v. phr.— «Where breathes the fighting man with soul so dead that he takes insult on being termed a soldier of fortune? There’s no better label for the man who prefers bucketing around the globe seeking danger to a safe nest...

teachout

teachout  n.— «Under a teachout, a school thought to be in possible danger of closing is expected to line up other schools willing to take its students and consider accepting their credits. Nearby schools usually try to take students to...

fobbit

fobbit  n.— «Administrative specialists who never leave the fob are known, with some condescension, as fobbits. Like every soldier here, a fobbit could be killed at any time by a random rocket or mortar round. But on most days the greatest...