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friend raising

friend raising  n.— «In addition to developments in major gift solicitation, I am also observing fundamental changes in the fund-raising process itself. In particular, an increasing tendency toward what is sometimes called “friend raising”...

splitter

splitter  n.— «Schaffler estimates that Armstrong has helped as many as 600 patients. Armstrong is what’s known as a splitter, meaning each time he donates his platelets can serve up to three people.» —“Platelet donor gives gift of...

late train

late train  n.— «That game can be expensive. One Washington lobbyist who asked not to be identified says he gave money to the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for a House seat. After the election, the Republican winner called to demand a...

tailgating

tailgating  n.— «But she did not heed one warning: She left her door unlocked after returning from the party Dec. 12. Surveillance cameras show her entering Hill Hall shortly after 11 p.m. More than five hours later, the cameras filmed...

powwow bunny

powwow bunny  n.— «A self-proclaimed owner of the “gift of gab,” Simpson talks while she works—about the dreamcatchers she’s making for her Native friends serving in Afghanistan, about how, despite her fondness for powwows, she...

betty

betty  n.— «She offers an example of how her new phraseology can empower a room. “I was at a party last night where I took Betty as a gift for somebody. They opened it up and were like, ‘Oh my god, is that blah-blah dye?’ I said...