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pixie money

pixie money  n.— «Heard a new phrase recently: “Pixie money.” This, it was explained to me, is money that doesn’t really exist. For example, you could sell your Regina bungalow for $50,000 or $100,000 more than you paid for it...

dead check

dead check  v. phr.— «“And how are you going to do your dead check?” persisted Lutz. “With a notional (make-believe) kick in the (groin), sir,” Derosby said. The oft-used technique quickly reveals whether an insurgent is...

waterbug

waterbug  n.— «When a player (usually a guard) possesses extreme quickness, he is sometimes referred to as a “waterbug.”» —“A microscopic view into the playoffs” by Matt Stroup NBCSports.com Apr. 27, 2007...

bullet catcher

bullet catcher  n.— «We don’t like to use the term “bodyguard.”…t’s an antiquated term and you have a picture of a muscle-bound guy in an ill-fitting suit who is sort of lumbering in the background. We have a term for those...

hater-blockers

hater-blockers  n.pl.— «Strolling into Bobcats Arena in Charlotte glammed out and many wearing sunglasses—indoors at night—the Falcons took all the attention off the women’s game in progress. “I’ve got to wear my hater...

floor general

floor general  n.— «The point guard is often referred to as the floor general as a good one will act as the coach on the floor, directing the troops during the heat of the battle.» —“Getting to grips with the floor general...