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apology law

apology law  n.— «Apology laws, as they are called, allow doctors to express sympathy and compassion after a patient is injured without fear that their words will be used against them in a civil suit.» —“Dear Doctor:Learn to say, ‘I’m...

shadow work

shadow work  n.— «Women also shoulder more of what’s called “shadow work,” like keeping track of who needs new shoes and scheduling doctor’s appointments, according to studies.» —“Chore wars” News...

kitty litter

kitty litter  n.— «He enjoyed hitting his ball into the sandtrap or the kitty litter as he called it. He loved smacking a perfect chip through a flurry of sand.» —“Remembering the better times” by Kellie Dixon in...

mojo

mojo  n.— «The Florida newspaper employs a fleet of so-called mobile journalists, or “mojos” as they have become known.…“The mojos have high-tech tools—ThinkPads, digital audio recorders, digital still and video...

old maid

old maid  n.— «The key to successful popcorn is the roughly 13 percent moisture inside each kernel, which makes it explode under heat. Lose the moisture and you’ve got duds, or what the popcorn industry calls Old Maids.» —“Tricks to...

chain migration

chain migration  n.— «Demographers have a name for it: chain migration. “People who live near each other share information about where to retire, where to vacation,” said Lance deHaven-Smith, a professor of public administration at Florida...