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pooch punt

pooch punt  n.— «When they got inside the 50, they brought in another kicker to do the pooch punts and the out-of-bounds stuff.» —“An Eye For Hidden Talent” by Tom FitzGerald San Francisco...

soft-seater

soft-seater  n.— «I think that Blue Rodeo tour made us play with a lot more dynamics than we ever did, ’cause we played soft-seaters every night. We heard vocals in the monitors for the first time!» —“Roadhouse vs. the soft...

rent

rent  v.— «We’ve also been seeing an increase in the “renting” of consumer electronics. In the last five years, there has been an uptick in high-end digital video cameras, for example. You don’t think of people...

throw down

throw down  n.— «Later in the movie, Perry orders Keough to shoot a suspect—unarmed, of course—with Perry’s gun and lie about it yet again. Because they tossed a throw-down weapon at the guy’s feet, the extra subterfuge hardly seems worth...

DINO

DINO  n.— «Other liberal bloggers began labeling Lieberman a DINO, for Democrat in Name Only, adapting a coinage conservatives often use for moderate Republicans.» —“Left Has Close Eye On Lieberman’s Leanings On Social...

silo budget

silo budget  other.— «Come budget time, however, HMO managers and executives may not feel that way as they tend to “silo budget,” set a drug budget in isolation of a medical budget, for example.» —“Medicare, Medicaid Rx...