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on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «Those shipments are made to creditworthy customers who then manufacture moissanite jewelry and in turn ship that jewelry to creditworthy rails retailers—again on memo.…This is a form of consignment selling, and...

Cheddar Curtain

Cheddar Curtain  n.— «Lift the cheddar curtain. The Wisconsin State Fair celebrates its 100th year in its current location at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., through Aug. 16.» —“The Mix” Chicago Sun-Times Aug. 7...

pull a heart muscle

pull a heart muscle  v. phr.— «The tribunal pulled a heart muscle and made a rod for its back every time it gives a player two weeks on a less serious charge.» —“It’s Not All Fair And Equitable, Busse Bodies” by Mark...

shoot a fair one

shoot a fair one v. phr. to have a weaponless physical fight between two people. Editorial Note: Fair one, meaning ‘a fight,’ dates to at least as early as 1958. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Big Apple

Big Apple  n.— «So many people have asked the writer about the derivation of his phrase, “the big apple,” that he is forced to make another explanation. New Orleans has called it to his mind again. A number of years back, when...

Big Apple

Big Apple  n.— «The Big Apple. The dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There’s only one Big Apple. That’s New York. Two dusky stable hands were leading a pair of thoroughbred around...