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green GDP

green GDP  n.— «The commitments…include environmental systems of national accounting to show “green GDP” as well as the merely financial balance sheet, a determined campaign on energy efficiency, and a public commitment...

lunch shooter

lunch shooter  n.— «Lunch shooters are among the many jobs that have disappeared from the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis. If they chose, beer bottlers at the Bevo plant could order lunch from a fellow worker who walked around the...

Collyer

Collyer  n.— «When firemen are called out to jobs at rundown, junk-filled houses, they call it “doing a Collyer.”» —“Hoarding drives my boyfriend mad New York” by Zoe Heller Daily Telegraph (U.K...

granny flat

granny flat  n.— «Granny Flat: A separate, self-contained unit designed for temporary installation on the side or in the back yard of an adult child’s home.» —“Age-Speak 101: How to Tell a NORC From a DRG” by Sandy...

IED

IED  n.— «The Marines, of course, are getting better and better at eyeballing these improvised explosive devices, as they call them, IEDs. But [the Iraqis] are very clever, too…in terms of how they create them.» —“Reporter:...

totopo

totopo  n.— «A totopo is a tortilla that is made with salt in the dough and is then baked dry, rather than pliable. This toasted tortilla was made specifically for travellers, as it keeps without spoiling.» —“What is the recipe for...

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