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scrub

scrub  n.— «All these numbers come from files kept by the executive branch of the government. Stevens, who provided and directed the money through his position at the time as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, had no detailed...

boomer shadow

boomer shadow  n.— «Hill said programs would target the Apple iPod generation that he refers to as “boomer shadows.” These 80 million or so offspring of baby boomers, who are ages 10 to 29.» —“Fox Sports Executive Places...

ponytail

ponytail n. an executive of a music recording company, especially a music label’s A&R (artists and repertory) representative. Editorial Note: This term is a metonym. A popular depiction of music label reps is of a past-his-prime man who wears a...

ostrich defense

ostrich defense  n.— «The Enron Corp. trial opening Jan. 30 in Houston is shaping up to be the biggest test yet of the so-called idiot defense.…No chief executive “knows everything going on in his company,” Lay said in...

dummy defense

dummy defense  n.— «The Enron Corp. trial opening Jan. 30 in Houston is shaping up to be the biggest test yet of the so-called idiot defense.…No chief executive “knows everything going on in his company,” Lay said in one...

idiot defense

idiot defense  n.— «The Enron Corp. trial opening Jan. 30 in Houston is shaping up to be the biggest test yet of the so-called idiot defense.…No chief executive “knows everything going on in his company,” Lay said in one...