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time famine

time famine  n.— «In the institute’s study, a new phrase is referred to what seems to reflect the condition of many working people: It’s “time famine.” The research shows that “67 percent of employed parents say they...

bullet

bullet  n.— «Crooks who want cars are looking for “bullets,” credit industry slang for people with the highest rating. Car salespeople fall all over themselves to make the sale and miss obvious clues, he said.» —“Identity...

vineyard seating

vineyard seating  n.— «Designers of new venues, such as Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, surround the stage with terraces of seats that get listeners as close to the players as possible. The buzzword is “vineyard” seating...

arribada

arribada  n.— «Known as an arribada, the Spanish word for arrival, the group nesting event on May 22nd is yet another positive sign this year that the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, the smallest and most endangered sea turtle in the world, is...

Labana

Labana  n.— «The downbeat Labana (Spanish slang for Havana) is a story about fleeing Fidel Castro’s Cuba on makeshift boats and rafts in dangerous waters.» —“Alejandro Sanz sings a political tune on new album” by Michael D...