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green cardboard

green cardboard  n.— «Kris Van Haitsma’s selection on the co-op site will change depending on what’s ready. But you won’t ever find iceberg lettuce—or green cardboard as Steve Van Haitsma’s grandpa referred to it.» —“Take a trip to...

reshop

reshop  v.— «Quite disgusted I turned my attention back to loading my cart with product that was to be returned to the shelves (or reshop).» —“The Troll Baby” by Tiffin LaGoat bites (Grand Rapids...

re-shop

re-shop  v.— «Back at Target, manager Bonnie Meeker said she picks up two shopping-cart loads of items every time she walks past the checkout lanes, the consequence of what Meeker calls “re-shop.” “Re-shopping is our...

spray and pray

spray and pray  v. phr.— «It’s a strategic buy.…We have not tried to spray and pray. Because we don’t have a large budget, we put our money in the one place where we know we’ll have a large audience.» —“Radio Spot Snags Addy...

Basement Betty

Basement Betty  n.— «It’s just not possible for the ma and pa shops to compete with the grocery stores selling cut flowers and the Basement Bettys undercutting the market, selling out of their homes.» —“Hannah Floral Branching...

soaping

soaping  n.— «The guys stroll the streets in their Soap shoes, a brand of shoe that allows them to grind their way in a practice known as aggressive walking, or soaping. Their sneakers may not look different from anyone else’s, but their...