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hanging date

hanging date  n.— «Today is April 23/30 on your calendar. In printing parlance this is called a hanging date, which does not have anything to do with capital punishment. It happens when a month starts on a Friday or Saturday and rolls over...

Tingle table

Tingle table  n.— «Workers process the forms at something called Tingle tables, so named for Jim Tingle, an IRS employee who designed the tables back in the 1960s.» —“Due date to file U.S. taxes just around the corner” in...

Super-Duper Tuesday

Super-Duper Tuesday  n.— «Texas lawmakers want in on Super-Duper Tuesday. That’s what some people call next year’s Feb. 5 presidential primary. It just added California to Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah. New Mexico...

gray rape

gray rape  n.— «Some have coined a term for what can happen when hooking up becomes sexual assault: “gray rape.” Several of the women Stepp interviewed experienced date rape in circumstances they called “the gray area...

exloding offer

exloding offer  n.— «Exploding Offer…A job offer with an expiration date. Often the value of the offer (usually the bonus portion) decreases slowly until that date.» —“Get that Gazelle Out of My Space!” by Eliot...

expo

expo  n.— «Another problem is the over-reliance of some students on what is called expo- by which is meant possibility of having access to the examination scripts before the date of examination, which does not always happen.» —“SSCE...

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