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jingo

jingo  n.— «From headlines for feature stories to the pithy phrase that accompanies the date on every Wired cover—known in-house as the jingo—every bit of copy he crafted resonated with his sensibility. To meet his standards, a jingo had...

lay down date

lay down date  n.— «Booksellers have been required to refrain from selling the book until then, in what is known as a “lay down” date in the publishing world, a tactic typically used for giant best-selling books such as the...

H-bomb

H-bomb  n.— «H-Bomb: 1. The process of revealing to others that you attend Harvard University. Usage: “Last night was our second date and I dropped the H-Bomb. Then she dumped me.”» —“Harvardisms: Learning The Lingo” in...

brick

brick v. (generally) to fail; (of a person) to commit an error or do poorly; (especially in sports) to miss or fail to reach a target, goal, or destination; (of a musical recording) to fail to be successful or sell well; to stiff; (of an electronic...

day and date

day and date  adv.— «Dead or Alive 4 was previously slated to drop day and date with the Xbox 360 launch on Nov. 22 and was subsequently delayed to Dec. 6, then to Dec. 14.» —“Dead or Alive 4 to see one-week delay on Xbox...

blute

blute  n.— «What impressed me about the meeting was Dave’s discussion of The Johnson Family Blute, a newspaper even more restricted in its circulation than the White House Press Digest, for there was only one copy of each issue, that...

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