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snorage

snorage  n.— Note: A derogatory play off of the word “storage,” referring to digital data storage devices. «Such a bidding war brings some unaccustomed excitement to what has been referred to as the “snorage” market...

chatter

chatter  n.— «The Scientific Games Corporation, which dominates the scratch-off market and counts states like Texas and Massachusetts as clients, advises lottery managers to increase jackpots to lure players.…“But like any ‘tool,’ an...

balloon glow

balloon glow  n.— «The race features a “balloon glow” spectacular the evening before. The competing balloons set up before sunset, blowing their torches up into the expanded balloons just as night falls while still sitting on...

super-duper Tuesday

super-duper Tuesday  n.— «But if Kerry is crowned in Wisconsin, then Super-duper Tuesday (essentially a national primary on March 2) will be a low-turnout bore when it could be another injection of excitement.» —“Let Them Eat a Bit...

code pink

code pink  n.— «Dr. Todd Scharnberg thrives on the intermittent excitement of the work. He described how he and other neonatologists respond to a “Code Pink,” hospital jargon for when a medical team is called in to assist a...

put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone v. phr. to provoke a person to excitement or talkativeness; to rile or anger someone; to cause someone to act. Also put a quarter in someone and, rarely, put a dime in someone. Etymological Note: From comparison of a person...