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chopper stopper

chopper stopper  n.— «He was one of about two dozen men arrested in 2004 in Operation Chopper Stopper, a multi-agency investigation named for street slang for assault rifles.» —“Woman ran city drug ring they broke up, police...

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...

freight dog

freight dog  n.— «Cargo pilots—”freight dogs” as they sometimes call themselves—and safety advocates say that is part of the problem: The companies won’t put safety ahead of the bottom line.» —“Newspaper investigation...

stop light bingo

stop light bingo  n.— «According to local police officials, officers routinely run checks of auto tags while they are on the road, a practice that they call “Stop Light Bingo” and which often results in locating stolen cars...

binary bomb

binary bomb  n.— «Tannerite is composed of two powders that when combined produce a live explosive. Chief Land referred to it as a “binary bomb.”» —“Bombing investigation continues” by Patricia Gay Weston...

press corpse

press corpse  n.— «The rest of the White House “press corpse” sits back while Scott McClellan is allowed to stonewall with his favorite new phrase, “There is a serious investigation going on so we can’t comment further...