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sticky-wage theory

sticky-wage theory  n.— «The reason is something called the sticky-wage theory. Economists have long been puzzled by the fact that most businesses simply will not cut their workers’ pay, even in a downturn. Businesses routinely lay...

bowl of red

bowl of red
 n.— «The fact that a Texas “bowl of red,” as chili is commonly called, has no original relationship with past didn’t matter.» —by Mark Busby The Southwest , 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

fall back

fall back  v. phr.— «“He was in fact a member of the Bloods street gang,” said Taylor. “This is no longer true.” Taylor said there was a tape-recorded conversation between Taylor and a confidential informant in which...

white tail

white tail  n.— «The bigger worry for both Airbus and Boeing are the dreaded “white tails,” jets that come off the assembly line with no waiting buyers because the airline that ordered them has canceled or gone out of business...

clean scanning

clean scanning  n.— «Over the last year, a joint investigation of emissions inspection stations by the Attorney General’s Office and MassDEP, in coordination with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, found these stations were issuing passing...

strolling supper

strolling supper  n.— «I “get” the fact that a “strolling supper” is another term for “buffet,” but I have a question: what happens if the “strolling” supper gets up and leaves...