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God shot

God shot  n.— «The machine is for people who like to fiddle—and not everyone wants to grind beans, pre-heat demitasses, tamp at just the right pressure, “temperature surf” and do all the other hoo-ha necessary to produce a...

God spot

God spot  n.— «That conflicts not only with the limbic-system theory but also with earlier reports of a so-called God Spot that derived partly from work conducted on epileptics. These reports suggested that religiosity originates...

god bump

god bump  n.— «As we climbed up the mountain, we met the pastor of the village and he said that he had been praying for two years for help.…I got what I call “God bumps” on the back of my neck because I realized that I...

prosperity gospel

prosperity gospel  n.— «Most practice what is known as the “prosperity gospel,” promoting the idea that God will grant financial wealth to faithful followers. Grassley said some of the ministries have complained that their...

thrownaway

thrownaway  n.—Gloss: a child who has been forced to leave home by a guardian or parent. «A federal study found that 45 percent of missing kids were either runaways or “thrownaways,” a term for kids kicked out of their homes by...

garbage time

garbage time  n.—Gloss: in American sports, “garbage time” refers to the remaining minutes of a game whose outcome is already apparent. «He is trailing in the polls. His numbers are static. Unless he does something now, right...

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