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kick down the door

kick down the door  v. phr.— «The Air Force will need a new bomber, capable of knocking out ground targets ahead of its mission. “We refer to it ‘Kick down the door,'” said Lt. Col. Tony Siler, ACC chief of the (aptly named)...

stovepipe

stovepipe  n.— «Mr. Rapport urged Secretary Rumsfeld to bypass traditional procurement bottlenecks and what the industry refers to as “stovepipes” to seek out and avail himself of the capabilities of small defense contractors...

plus-up

plus-up  n.— «Convinced that the company’s engine technologies were important, with the help of Virginia Sens. Warner and Allen they were able to add what’s called a “plus-up” to the 2006 defense appropriations bill. (That’s...

karaoke musical

karaoke musical  n.— «Instead of Paul Simon and Randy Newman, who tried and struck out, kitschmeisters like Elton John and Frank Wildhorn have stepped in. And the much-despised “karaoke” musical has put down commercial roots...

raincoat crowd

raincoat crowd  n.— «In defense of unique Mensa activities such as the dirty adult movie group, Hume said members who attend have “no prurient interest,” they’re “not the raincoat crowd.”» —“Mensa—Those Lusty...

lane

lane  n.— «Well, that’s in the defense authorization—that’s—sorry—in the intelligence authorization bill, which is not as much in his lane of responsibility as the defense authorization bill.» —“DoD News Briefing” by...

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