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tote a note

tote a note  v. phr.— «A house note dealer is a car dealer who doesn’t go through a bank or credit bureau when he sells a car. Rather, he “totes the note” himself.» —by John Reed Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little...

butt cut

butt cut  n.— «“There really haven’t been, in recent years, blatant cases of timber theft—where a harvester goes in to a 40-acre tract of timber and harvests it and suddenly disappears,” Bell said. One relatively large case involved a...

touchback

touchback  n.— «WELNA: The main idea Republicans are considering is letting some of those here illegally stay, those who’ve been here more than five years, or those who overstayed visas. Florida Republican Mel Martinez said others in the...

firehouse primary

firehouse primary  n.— «The presidential primary in South Carolina is known as a “firehouse primary,” as it is being held in conjunction with the party’s precinct meetings at which local party officers are elected and delegates...

pishing

pishing  v.— «Birders are a passionate flock. They will travel anywhere to get a glimpse of a rare bird. They will watch TV and look for birds, laughing at Hollywood if they hear a common loon in the desert. They think and even talk like...

Super Duper Tuesday

Super Duper Tuesday  n.— «If Californians are lucky, Super Duper Tuesday could fall just about three years from today. Super Tuesday, you’ll remember, came early last March, when six states held their primary elections and, in effect, took...

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