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throw shade

throw shade  v. phr.— «After pocketing $40, he recalled feeling wealthy—”like Donald Trump.” But he was “throwing shade,” covering the pain.» —“A Life and Death on NYC Streets” by Chelsea J...

run-out concert

run-out concert  n.— «In modern parlance, this was a classic “run-out” concert: a performance that took the orchestra…away from home base only long enough to make music and quickly leave town.» —“Riding the rail to...


 n.— «Is it likely that I have micro-mets that are simply too small to show up on the scans?» —“Prostatic cancer (again)” by Donald Ekman Usenet: sci.med Aug. 18, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


CODEL  n.— «The embassy responded by assigning 22 employes to operation CODEL (congressional delegation) IPU.» —“Logistics, Cost of Trip Staggering” by Donald P. Baker in Lisbon, Portugal Washington Post Mar...

Rummy’s Dummies

Rummy’s Dummies n. a derogatory name for the U.S. military under the leadership of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Editorial Note: “Rummy” is a nickname for Mr. Rumsfeld. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Salvador option

Salvador option  n.— «The Pentagon’s latest approach is being called “the Salvador option”—and the fact that it is being discussed at all is a measure of just how worried Donald Rumsfeld really is.…The Pentagon is...