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happy-clappy

happy-clappy  adj.— «Military alliances are as keen as anyone to cloak themselves in happy-clappy idealism.» —“Fear Holds The Key To The Future Of NATO” by Andrew Marr Independent (London, United Kingdom) Dec...

6,000-mile screwdriver

6,000-mile screwdriver  n.— «Well, we don’t know yet. I mean, that is—and again, we’re not going to apply the 6,000-mile screwdriver on that.» —“Lt. Gen. Mike Mcduffie Holds Defense Department Briefing On Refugees” by Mike...

7,000-mile screwdriver

7,000-mile screwdriver  n.— «As I think most of you know from our efforts on the USS Cole, the chief of naval operations, secretary of the navy, both for good, legal reasons of not interfering with ongoing investigations from Washington...

belly button

belly button  n.— «One is that we have put in place a clear chain of command. There is a single belly button now that is responsible for the status of the I.T. infrastructure in the department—the four-star.» —“U.S. Representative...

lean forward

lean forward  v. phr.— «We took that a step further, and now we have cooperative targeting to begin with, what we call federated targeting. So I think the intelligence community has really leaned forward to help us.» —“U.S. Senate...