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Pepper Alley

A kindergartener misunderstands the name of an event at his school, insisting to his mother that he attended a pepper alley, not a pep rally. Let’s hope that’s the case, because pepper alley is actually 19th-century boxing slang for...

subprime scrooge

subprime scrooge  n.— «The banks listed in the report, or what the senators call “Subprime Scrooges,” have received billions in taxpayer monies, yet continue to file foreclosure proceedings rather than use programs like the...

limón verde

limón verde  n. — «Border Patrol agents routinely monitor the main roads near her house on the outskirts of this sprawling city in south-central Texas, so Verónica and her friends and relatives have informal alert networks in place. “My...

mug it

mug it  v. phr.— «La Russa knew it would have haunted him the rest of his life if the Cardinals, in his colorful euphemism, “mugged it.” “It was just concern we were going to be part of history in the worst kind of...

baked in

baked in  adj.— «Depending on the sentiment of the day, investors can think the worst case is already baked in, and another day think things can get even worse.» —“Fear provokes month-high stock drop” by Hope...