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maternal profiling

maternal profiling  n.— «At many house parties, the issue that has generated the most discussion is something that activists call “maternal profiling.” That is using information about a woman’s status as a parent to make managerial...

moosing

moosing  n.— «“And now a brief word about the essential but disreputable—moosing and liquor,” a freshman advice column penned in the Phoenix in September 1959 reads. While the art of “moosing” (roughly translated as “messing around”) at...

pain point

pain point  n.— «The biggest pain point, he says, is the false positive issue. Reducing the number of false positives requires users to “tune” the IDS to ignore certain signature patterns that don’t apply to their networks...

bistronomy

bistronomy  n.— «Francois Lemarie had an article in the same issue on the move of French cuisine from gastronomy through bistronomy to fooding and lists as Parisian bistronomic places: La Cerisaie, Le Temps au Temps, Fogon St-Julien, Le...

who laid the rail

who laid the rail  adv. phr.— «As for tare, that issue has been in dispute since “who laid the rail.”» —“Samples, Tare And Covering” Atlanta Constitution (Georgia) Oct. 3, 1913. (source: Double-Tongued...

Wikipedian defense

Wikipedian defense  n.— «At any rate, the whole process is taking on a life of its own as various people weigh in and out on the issue of the tests, what they showed, whether they showed what Floyd says they did or not, and so on. This is...

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