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cave cop

cave cop  n.— «John Finley 3rd joined the New York City Transit Police in 1990 before it was merged into the NYPD in 1995, in what the old Transit “cave cops” still refer to as a “hostile takeover.” Today, John...

Chechen ambush

Chechen ambush  n.— «The insurgents had hoped to spring what is called a Chechen ambush. The strategy, Marines determined later, was to wound Marines attempting to enter the building. When other Marines came to help, an insurgent sniper...

golden child

golden child  n.— «“He was my go-to guy for anything,” White said. “He was what I called the golden child, because he could do no wrong in my eyes.» —“Iraq war hero remembered for bravery” by Nicole...

peoplerazzi

peoplerazzi  n.— «Professional athletes are lavishly pampered and provocatively paid in our culture. They are pestered by the peoplerazzi—intrusive autograph hounds and hero worshipers who never let up.» —“When Legends Tour Arrives...

backpacker

backpacker  n.— «Searched for your skills, but if you got ‘em, you kept them hid/Voice and flow suck, so you’re the hero of backpackers.» —“[OPEN SEASON] Vadik vs. Timid (Vote on this)” Usenet: alt.rap Jan. 4, 2002...

monologing

monologing  n.— «Monologing: This is a brand-new term, created by the movie “The Incredibles.” It refers to a villain bragging to a captured hero, giving up all the details of his cunning scheme—which, inevitably, gives that...

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