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data smog

data smog  n.— «She said most of her peers don’t know where to turn on the Internet besides free search engines. “It’s complicated,” she said. The Association of College and Research Librarians refers to it as “data smog.” Students deal...

school night

school night  n.— «My husband looked a little pale when he saw it, but he wasn’t about to turn down sex on a “school night,” so away we went.» —“Here’s the real buzz about ‘the thing’” Star-Telegram (Fort...

Texas strawberry

Texas strawberry  n.— «Coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad, white bread served from its plastic wrapper, pickled okra, pickles and jalapenos (described by one man as “Texas strawberries”) completed the buffet.» —“Mini...

bug boy

bug boy  n.— «“Wow, I’m just a bug boy,” Morales said, using racetrack parlance to explain that he’s a rookie, or apprentice. “Bug boys aren’t supposed to win races like this.”» —“Finish worthy of the silver...

jump

jump  n.— «He went into Stars camp with jump, as they say in hockey, and a lighter attitude. He seems unfettered by the past.» —“Back to business: Stars’ Modano ready to re-establish himself” by Mike Heika WFAA...

on the bus

on the bus  adj.— «Unit No. 1 was “on the bus,” as they say in the electricity business, making megawatts for the Metroplex electricity grid.» —“Area needs backup as energy use peaks” by Dan Piller Star...

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