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hell strip

hell strip  n.— «That comes with the territory on hell strips, the phrase some people use to describe the section of soil between the sidewalk and the street. It’s tough growing there, yet that’s exactly where certain die-hard gardeners...

baked in

baked in  adj.— «Otherwise, he said, all of the growth that has redounded to the Japanese this year will be baked in on a longer term basis while what the domestic industry “needs more than anything else is volume...

Stimpmeter

Stimpmeter  n.— «When Tillinghast designed Winged Foot, greens seldom ran much past seven or eight, based on the current speed readings from the Stimpmeter, a device invented in the mid-1930s by Eddie Stimson and adopted and modified by...

bench jockeying

bench jockeying  n.— «Baseball not being a repository of deep thought, players on opposing teams used to stand in the dugout and hurl insults at [Jackie] Robinson. “Bench jockeying,” as it’s known, has a long tenure in the...

veteranism

veteranism  n.— «Flip Murray gave the NBA’s top team a new description Friday, introducing “veteranism” into the basketball vernacular. “They’ve been together for a long time and they have great chemistry with each...

hooding

hooding  n.— «A Macomb County couple claims police stormed in their home, handcuffed them and put pillowcases over their heads, a practice called “hooding,” but many questions remain including who exactly the alleged victims...