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stick the landing

stick the landing  v. phr.— «But Retton, who uncharacteristically failed to stick the landing of one of her tumbling passes, was able to put it all into perspective.» —“Gymnastic silver disappoints” in L.A. Valley...

wang rang

wang rang  n.— «There is what club members affectionately call the “wang rang,” which has a protrusion between the two main wings, and the more popular “tri-blade” model, which has three wings.» —“There and...

Yahoo run

Yahoo run  n.— «Those who reside in the same area as he does on the outskirts of Lagos said he is into what is known as “Yahoo runs” in street parlance. One gossip even swore he saw him make some transactions at the funds...

spook by the door

spook by the door  n.— «He claims Benjamin and Williams label white people who speak out against them as racists and any other black person who opposes them as a “spook by the door,” a pejorative term referring to a black person who spies...

alligator

alligator  n.— «In the summer, there are lots of retreads.…We refer to them as alligators because they’re heavy and have steel in the treads so they can bite you.» —“Retired engineer now a highway angel” by Sarah...

cash shell

cash shell  n.— «After an outcry from advisers, it backed down on proposals that new cash shell companies must acquire a real business within a year of flotation.» —“Cash shells heading off to Ofex as deadline looms” by...

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