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Shank of the Evening Expression

It’s the shank of the evening! But when is that, exactly? This phrase is typically suggests that the night is far from over, shank being an old word for something straight, or the tail end of something. But as the Dictionary of American...

zap

zap  n.— «Following the 1969 Stonewall riots, as the nascent gay rights movement became increasingly combative, a gay Philadelphia teenager initiated his own guerrilla war aimed at television, including the CBS Evening News. Mark Segal...

heinie

heinie  n.— Note: Perhaps a play off of “Heinie,” now outdated slang for a German. «The evening crowd at Kirmser’s dressed like everyone else, the men with our hair clipped short, sometimes in a military-cut heinie.» —by...

grot spot

grot spot  n.—Gloss: “Grot” means “dirt” or “rubbish” and rhymes with “spot” and is not commonly found in North American English. «The cul-de-sac has been branded as one of five dilapidated...

night-out money

night-out money  n.— «“The trouble is that lorry drivers are given what is called night-out money—the industry standard being about £22 a night—which they regard as their money. “So, instead of spending it in lorry parks, they park up in a...

blue-board

blue-board  n.— «Travelers along Interstate 57 are subjected to food, fuel and lodging signage, along with tourist attractions. Following years of paperwork and waiting, signs are being installed at the Exit 71 mile marker, also known as...