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Joshua generation

Joshua generation  n.— «Obama continued his address in Selma, calling his current era the Joshua generation, in line with Biblical account, standing on the shoulders of their predecessors.» —“Obama makes his case for being ‘Black...

outlaw

outlaw  n.— «Back then, the typical Stockton streetwalker stayed in Stockton, turning tricks to support an IV drug habit. She was, in pimp parlance, “an outlaw,” a freelancer with no pimp.» —“New era for oldest...

blank-check company

blank-check company  n.— «One niche in which the company already leads are officially called a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC). In everyday parlance, they’re known as blank-check companies. What are those? Back in ancient...

painting

painting  n.— «Lidle’s career ended with a 82-72 record and 4.57 ERA in 1,322 2/3 innings for seven teams. He made his living by “painting,” as it’s called, or pitching to the outside corners of the strike zone as a way to...

five and fly

five and fly  n.— «In his last start, Byrd (4-2, 7.10 ERA) did a five and fly, giving up two runs, five hits and only one walk in a 15-3 win over Boston.» —“Indians break out the big bats” by Sheldon Ocker Akron Beacon...

keyb

keyb  n.— «I enjoy how she simply steamrolls over the irritatingly ineffectual vocals and zeroes in on the faultless keyboards—or “keybs,” to use the era’s shorthand.» —“She Wants Revenge: Let It Sleaze” by Tim...