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tote the note

tote the note  v. phr.— «Fred Smith, founder and chief executive officer of Memphis-based Federal Express, is the name that comes to everyone’s lips when asked what advantage the city has in the race for an NFL expansion team. “Fred...

competitive food

competitive food  n.— «Candy bars, soda, other sugary drinks, chips and cookies are called “competitive foods” because they are sold in competition with meals partly subsidized through the National School Lunch and Breakfast...

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...

deep pocket rule

deep pocket rule  n.— «The common law rule of joint and several liability makes each defendant in a tort lawsuit liable for the entire amount of plaintiff’s damages. The rule is sometimes called the “deep pocket” rule.» —“King...

mud-out

mud-out  n.— «At another home students continued with the “mud-outs,” as the process is called. In addition to removing the sheetrock on the home covered with mold from floor to ceiling, in a heart-wrenching process they removed all of the...

woof it up

woof it up  v. phr.— «They are kids who will have to get over some schoolyard disputes, such as Jefferson and Stephon Marbury woofing it up in last spring’s playoffs.» —“U.S. flawed, but Duncan gives it shot” by Sam...