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gravy plane

gravy plane  n.— «The United States Postoffice Department is getting on a gravy plane come September 1.…Under the 1938 CAA Act, the Postoffice Department has to pay the airlines enough revenue to keep an air transportation system in...

reshop

reshop  v.— «All these department stores and computer shops and other large stores that take returns don’t just throw out the returned items, they “reshop” them, which is a sellers term for returning them to the shelves...

straking

straking  n.— «Mahesh said the Department of Transportation had been applying magnesium chloride to New Mexico roads for about five years. It is a commonly used chemical to de-ice roads throughout the United States. It must be mixed to the...

dashboarding

dashboarding  v.— «This, I think, will give management a better feel for business, it also dovetails into one of the more common buzzwords you hear—dashboarding—which is companies really being able to take an overall picture of their...

grossing factor

grossing factor  n.— «Coleman said the numbers take into consideration what is known as the grossing factor, that amount of space other than classrooms, such as corridors and bathrooms. Most everyone agrees that the existing building lacks...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone n. a process, department, institution, or other thing that offers few benefits and exists primarily to justify or perpetuate its own existence. Also in the form self-licking lollipop. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)