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recessionista

recessionista  n.— «A recessionista is simply some one who seeks fashionable items that are also inexpensive.» —“Fall fashion 2008: The year of the recessionista” by Debra Braggs Press-Register (Alabama) Sept...

churn zone

churn zone  n.— «Ditech Networks, a leading provider of voice quality solutions to the global communications industry, today announced the results of its worldwide voice quality audit, which showed that an average of 39 percent of all...

freshman stripe

freshman stripe  n.— «Also at UCD: the infamous Freshman Stripe…Since the inner campus is closed to automotive traffic, many, many people ride bikes to class. When the rains come in late Fall, the freshman can always be spotted...

greenhouse

greenhouse  n.— «AMC Pacer: Notable for its unusual “greenhouse” style, it was designed for a rotary engine, but fitted with conventional piston power when the proposed rotary failed to meet federal emissions requirements...

scrambling

scrambling  n.— «They were doing what’s known as “scrambling,” or climbing without special gear—but were apparently doing so in a “no scrambling” area. Climbers are required to have a permit and proper gear if they...

drama price

drama price  v. phr.— «As the Fall Market approached, I had conversations with the sellers about the idea of “drama pricing.” I knew there were a few other unrenovated buildings coming on the market in September. In order to...