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tote a note

tote a note v. phr. to finance a loan; in automobile sales, used attributively to connote dealer-financed loans for used cars. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

toxic waste

toxic waste  n.— «Basis Capital had assets worth $1 billion as recently as May, before reporting that its Aust-Rim Fund and Yield Fund lost 9 percent and 14 percent, respectively, in June. The funds ran into trouble by investing in the...


greenprint  n.— «The Greenprint is a joint effort of the Trust for Public and the Cornwall-based Housatonic Valley Association, which, according to HVA’s Web site “are working together to initiate a community-based mapping...

recovery officer

recovery officer  n.— «A new gang of robbers is on the city roads. They can deprive you of your car while you are heading to attend a cremation or are out with your family for the evening. They are law unto themselves and its enforcers as...

jingle mail

jingle mail n. building or house keys sent by mail and unexpectedly received by a mortgage-issuer from someone who can no longer make mortgage payments and chooses to relinquish control of a property. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

welfare wall

welfare wall  n.— «Flaherty’s target is a situation often called “the welfare wall.” As a result of increased taxes and reduced income support from government programs, a typical single parent with one child who takes a low...