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fast fashion

fast fashion  n.— «Working on the principle that the customer is always right, Topshop and H&M are among a clique of “fast fashion” companies that includes Zara, Camaieu and other European retailers that not only solicit...

planned over

planned over
 n.pl.— «“Planned” overs, the term for leftovers cooks plan, also save time.» —“Fast food—at home!” by Nancy Peterson SheKnows.com Aug. 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

elevator spiel

elevator spiel  n.— «The art of the pitch boils down to what we call “the two-minute elevator spiel.” You’re on your way to your office, and you’re riding the elevator. The doors open, and the CEO gets on. As the doors slowly...

Plyboo

Plyboo  n.— «Based on a steel frame, her homes use plyboo (a bamboo product) and plastic instead of plywood and glass.» —“Fast Forward 2005″ by David Lidsky Fast Company Nov., 2004. (source: Double-Tongued...

snam

snam  n.— «Everyone knows what spam is—unwanted email. Snam is a mutant variant. It’s unwanted email generated by such “social networking” Web sites as Friendster, LinkedIn, and Tribe. Social networking…snam? Get it...

matasano

matasano  n.— «Fast tangent: I learned recently that a slang word for doctor here is “matasanos”—literally, “kill healthy ones.” Like the old term “sawbones” in the States...