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highway hypnosis

highway hypnosis  n.— «Even without actually falling asleep, drivers can go for miles in what some experts call “highway hypnosis,” with their reflexes slowed and their judgment impaired.» —“When lack of sleep can...

money gait

money gait  n.— «So how do you spot balance? I’ll show you here. I’m going to present three different horses, each showing varying degrees of balance. I’ll explain what I look for from a conformation standpoint, then I’ll show each at the...

aspy

aspy  n.— «Aspies, as people with the condition like to call themselves, often have normal or above-average intelligence, but they have trouble making friends and lack the intuitive ability to gauge social situations.…By definition...

squish

squish  n.— «Giuliani is also a pragmatist, which is not to be confused with what rock-ribbed conservative ideologues refer to as a squish. A squish is a moderate—someone who caves to liberal pressure for no reason other than lack of...

spotter

spotter  n.— «Cal Fire blamed the delay on a shortage of military helicopter managers, better known as spotters—trained wild-land firefighters who help military pilots position water drops and communicate with firefighters in the air and...

sugar out

sugar out  v. phr.— «But I know that union representatives balk at such ignoble motivations and like to point instead to the value and importance of public schools in American life. When I was a school choice advocate in Vermont, these...