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golden coffin

golden coffin  n.— «On a related measure sponsored by The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Pension Plan Fund, voters defeated a proposal to end death benefits, also known as “golden coffins,” granted...

take a walk

take a walk  v. phr.— «These scores include votes cast and non-votes by members present at the time the vote was cast. This practice, known as “taking a walk” is a ploy some lawmakers use to avoid a recorded vote while actually...

age-doping

age-doping  n.— «Under pressure to address “age-doping,” the IOC asked the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) on Friday to re-open the Federation’s previous investigation into the matter of the girls’ ages...

reversal

reversal  n.— «Barfing—or a “reversal” as they call it in the International Federation of Competitive Eating—is supposed to result in immediate disqualification, probably because it could start a gastrointestinal chain reaction...

tipping

tipping  n.— «Licensees have been issued with a fresh warning over the penalties they face if caught swapping leading spirits brands with cheaper substitutes. The International Federation of Spirits Producers (IFSP) has sent out the...

flatwork

flatwork  n.— «Brown rode the fancy large pony Texas, who is Devon Walther’s pony. Brown showed the judges what she could do with beautiful flatwork and an over fences score of 84 in a wonderful style.» —“2005 Washington...