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pay-for

pay-for  n.— «One issue was how to pay for reform—the “pay-fors” as they are called. “There are problems with the pay-fors,” Chambliss said, adding that the President had specifically asked him if he could support...

RevPAR

RevPAR  n.— «Revenue per available room (RevPAR) in Vienna went down 27.5% during the first half of this year. The main issue was dramatic discounting with average room rate down almost 20%.» —“European chain hotels market...

A Conversation with Roy Blount Jr. (minicast)

Humorist Roy Blount Jr. sits down with Grant for a conversation about the controversy over writers’ rights, the Amazon Kindle 2, Roy’s recent book, Alphabet Juice, “sonicky” words, and noodling for catfish. He also clears up...

peer streaming

peer streaming  n.— «Skelly asked board members for guidance on how the district should approach those tradeoffs, particularly regarding young students having to cross Oregon and the issue of “peer streaming,” the term for...

mansionization

mansionization  n.— «I believe that mansionization will not be a tough issue. The town clearly wants no more Mar Vista-sized houses. even those who have been reluctant to place speci ic limits in our antimansionization ordinance now seem...

Fbar

Fbar  n.— «Under the plan, according to the person briefed on the issue, the I.R.S. will cut an onerous penalty for not filing a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Account, known as an Fbar—something offshore tax evaders have not done...

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