TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

ambulance-chasing

ambulance-chasing  n.— «Gatehouse has accused the paper’s authors of conducting “a piece of ambulance-chasing research that is coming in on the coat-tails of the GM controversy.”» —“GM link of scientist who discredited...

ambulance-chasing

ambulance-chasing  n.— «Ambulance-chasing?…Some say that the division has become an “ambulance-chaser,” pursuing funding opportunities regardless of their relevance to the core work of the division.» —“Ecology takes...

noddie

noddie  n.— «Whenever you see an taped interviewer nodding, smiling or reacting with a knowing or quizzical eyebrow, you are generally watching what are called “noddies”—reaction shots filmed after the interview takes place...

boss lift

boss lift  n.— «Local cavalry troopers doing annual training at the National Guard’s Camp Minden this week and next will get unusual inspections Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, they’ll get the once-over from their bosses in what the...

directional shoe

directional shoe  n.— «Directional shoes: these might seem an instant updater, but they’re undignified. Conversely, clinging to the styles of yesteryear (that includes kitten heels) is also a bad idea.» —“Age-old...

pap

pap  v.— «“The paps,” as the freelance and tabloid snappers are known, are always manoeuvring for the embarrassing disclosure, just as Bennett’s dogging of the mounted monarch was in the hope of photographing her falling off...