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lynching

lynching  n.— «The hostile crowd that confronted a lone Modesto police officer and his police dog early Sunday threw glass bottles at the officer, and one suspect punched him in the face, according to details released by police Tuesday...

jump one’s shit

jump one’s shit  v. phr.— «When he was in the area of 29 Kendall Pond Road, the two men wearing bandanas and hooded sweatshirts then grabbed him, threw him into the snowbank on the side of the road, hit him on the left side of his face...

hero bump

hero bump  n.— «And that’s when I hit the moguls, turning my knees hydraulic on Gandy Dancer, a narrow gully of what I call “hero bumps,” perfectly shaped mogul lines on a gradual pitch where I won’t pick up too much speed.» —“What...

hit a number

hit a number  v. phr.— «Inserra knows how intense the pressure to inflate values can get. Three years ago, he found himself battling one of his largest clients. The bank’s senior vice president in charge of mortgage lending tried to get...

launch basket

launch basket  n.— «To hit these cities, Hamas must fire its rockets from the northeast corner of the Gaza Strip. That area is known in military parlance as the “launch basket.”» —“Israeli troops focus on the “launch...

knocking on the roof

knocking on the roof  n.— «The IDF has made frequent use of what is known as “knocking on the roof”: Militants are warned by phone when a residential building used to store arms will be bombed, and told to vacate the premised...