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stained-glass ceiling

stained-glass ceiling  n.— «The Rev. Barbara Williams Riddle knows all about the stained-glass ceiling the psychological barrier that keeps women from the pulpit of large, upscale congregations.» —“The stained-glass...

horse ballet

horse ballet  n.— «In her 20s, Lesko’s interests turned to dressage, an intense form of competitive horse training that is sometimes called “horse ballet.” She trained to the Grand Prix level in dressage and became a serious...

fluorescent tan

fluorescent tan  n.— «After a few nights of club crawling, you’ll need some fresh air and sunshine. You don’t want to return home with a fluorescent tan and emphysema, do you?» —“A rockin’ tour of Austin” by Curtis...

vulture clause

vulture clause  n.— «Crist termed it the “vulture clause” because private companies could conceivably offer someone in Citizens a rate that was 24 percent higher and the homeowner would be forced to accept it.» —“Insurance...

browardize

browardize  v.— «Browardize—a verb used to describe the turning of a section of paradise into an undesirable place to live because of poor planning and excessive development, leading to overcrowded roads and other municipal ills...

iron ranger

iron ranger  n.— «Spaulding said by summer the park will begin charging $3 per vehicle on the honor system, which involves placing cash into an envelope and depositing it into a slot in what’s known as an “iron ranger...