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cafeteria Catholic

cafeteria Catholic  n.— «“Cafeteria Catholic” is one of the deadliest insults in the lexicon of people like Ann Widdecombe. It creates an image of liberals hovering over the Roman buffet, filling their plates with wholesome...

shearography

shearography  n.— «In shearography, the part being tested is illuminated by an expanding laser beam, and its image is taken with an image-shearing camera.…Two images are taken. One image is made of the part in the undeformed state...

land of fruit and nuts

land of fruit and nuts n. California. Editorial Note: A reference to both the agricultural bounty of California and the stereotypical image of Californians as being other than normal, fruit n., ‘a crazy person’ and nuts adj., ‘crazy.’ Usually...

choosing money

choosing money  n.— «She had said the right things to let me know she wasn’t bullshittin’, which is the purpose of choosing money.…If she chooses, out of spite or anger, and a pimp didn’t get any money, the pimp looks stupid. So for...

yellow dog

yellow dog  n.— «They are safer, larger and more advanced in every way than the widely held image of what are commonly called “Yellow Dogs,” the brightly painted, drafty and rattling, but reliable, buses of an earlier era...

cleankskin

cleankskin  n.— «One of Simpson’s most important credentials as a candidate was his “cleanskin” image as a retired businessman with no involvement in the party’s bloody inner politics.» —“Punch-Ups And Paranoia In The...