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whippy

whippy  n.— «The system is broken, Donelon said, adding that he sees the evidence daily in the mounting number of “whippys”—defense attorney slang for whiplash claims, so common that they are paid out at a standard rate, even...

hully-gully

hully-gully  adj.— «There was no hully-gully in Sutton’s teams. The Razorbacks played good solid, spirited defense, a gene from Sutton’s training under Henry Iba at Oklahoma A&M.» —“Sutton Got Ball Rolling In The...

cute ute

cute ute  n.— «Unlike many of its cute-ute competitors, the Grand Vitara offers a fairly stout defense of its off-road credentials.» —“Not grand, but good” by Dan Neil Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) Apr. 8, 2006...

Goldilocks

Goldilocks  attrib.— «We tend to use the “goldilocks” approach to selecting variable values:—too small—too big—just right.» —“Re: A defense of Taguchi” by Sheldon Haynie Usenet: bit.listserv.stat-l Oct...

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «For some kind of tin medal for having made the least valuable contribution toward solving the strike situation in defense industries, we nominate those gentlemen who rose in the Senate and House and shrieked for “the...

ostrich defense

ostrich defense  n.— «The Enron Corp. trial opening Jan. 30 in Houston is shaping up to be the biggest test yet of the so-called idiot defense.…No chief executive “knows everything going on in his company,” Lay said in...

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