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hillbilly chrome

hillbilly chrome n. duct tape; metallic (aerosol) paint. Also Alabama chrome, Arkansas chrome, Georgia chrome, ghetto chrome, Mexican chrome, redneck chrome, Tijuana chrome, Wisconsin chrome. Editorial Note: Usually jocular and mildly derogatory...

couch rocket

couch rocket
 n.— «You can refer to the 650 as a couch rocket, but don’t tell your wife.» —“Hello from Georgia” by allwalk in Toronto, Can. BurgmanUSA.com May 1, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

smokestack chasing

smokestack chasing  n.— «That has forced state and local governments around the country to use tax and other incentives to lure blue collar positions to their districts, a practice called smokestack chasing.» —“How Did Georgia Lure...

deadhead

deadhead  adj.— «Georgia has spent more than $75,000 on a diving-for-logs program.…The lack of interest has made environmentalists happy. They oppose the practice, called deadhead logging, over concerns that it stirs up too much...

color revolution

color revolution  n.— «Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution, Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution and Kyrgyzstan’s 2005 Tulip Revolution resulted in new leaders who advocated democracy rising to power in all three of these post-Soviet states. The...

office wife

office wife  n.— «Then there is the “office wife” role that the woman behind the typewriter or the data machine or the steno pad is somehow expected to perform…duties that never appear on a job description. A secretary...