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anticipointment

anticipointment  n.— «WPXI news director Corrie Harding acknowledged there’s a term for teasing stories that don’t deliver: “anticipointment.” “If we make a story sound like the second coming and tease it four times and...

overboarded

overboarded  adj.— «Davis, he added, is a “professional director” who is a “regular Harbinger nominee” to other company’s boards. “Research indicates that Mr. Davis currently serves on the boards of 12 public...

epiphany risk

epiphany risk  n.— «What is “epiphany risk?” Davos is full of bankers but this term is of recent enough vintage—and its humor black enough—that Howard Davies could get some good laughs when he gave the definition. “The sudden realization...

stork dinner

stork dinner  n.— «Tina Ayers, director of the obstetrics unit, explains, “The stork dinner is a celebratory dinner or lunch that we have arranged for the new mom and dad before they go home.”» —“A ‘Stork’ Dinner for...

Chateau Migraine

Chateau Migraine  n.— «The director general of one of Egypt’s largest wine-makers, the Lebanese Andre Hadji-Thomas, smiles as he remembers his 1998 visit to the Gianaclis estate, put up for sale 30 years after its nationalisation by then...

bodybag game

bodybag game  n.— Note: Same as a paycheck game. «South Florida, a school of over 34,000 undergrads, many of whom commute, took home a $650 K check for their trip to Auburn. That total is a quarter million more than what App State got in...

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