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vomit comet

vomit comet  n.— «A San Juan travel agent indelicately calls it the “vomit comet”—an allusion, I imagine, to the great number of babes in arms or inexperienced travelers aboard the planes. It was therefore with some misgiving that I...

shotgunning

shotgunning  v.— «Recruiters and overworked personnel administrators advise against blindly sending resumes to companies. They recommend doing your homework to determine what you can offer the company. And find out exactly whom to contact...

hourglass economy

hourglass economy  n.— «Karr points out larger increases in job growth in the high-wage and low-wage ends of the income spectrum. He said CPI has noticed declines in job growth for the middle class for a number of years. “We’ve...

day-boy

day-boy  n.— «Crowds and queues of “day-boys” before and inside the gates of the Free Port, fondly called gateway to Liberia’s economy, braving and struggling under the whips and wallops of security guards, to fend for themselves and their...

put heads in beds

put heads in beds  v. phr.— «The hotels in Jefferson County are largely driven by manufacturing.…People bring in temporary workers and there are the construction projects. We have a lot of work to do here to, as they say in the...

Aspenize

Aspenize  v.— «Great numbers of the newcomers object strenously to what is termed “the Aspenizing of Bisbee” and the effects of a tourist boom on a dirt-cheap economy that one city councilman estimates is 75 percent dependent...

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