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grow

grow  n.— «On the Yakama reservation, each of the 60,000-plus plants confiscated last year had been watered individually through a drip irrigation system. “The amount of work that goes into these grows is tremendous...

key holing

key holing  n.— «Some Lake Ponemah residents opposed the project, citing concerns about added traffic and “key holing,” the term for people who don’t live directly on a lake gaining lake access. Not all of the condos have lake...

skunk-eye

skunk-eye  n.— «“I came very close,” says Dave [Letterman], flashing a skunk-eye in the direction of CBS headquarters.» —“Letterman Heads For Prime Time In First CBS Special” by Frazier Moore Salt Lake...

Lake Wobegon effect

Lake Wobegon effect  n.— «There was a strong Lake Wobegon effect in the data, with only 1 percent of the population admitting to having “less than average” looks.» —“Online Dating? Thin and Rich Works Here...

burnout

burnout  n.— «Fortunately it didn’t quite come to that, thanks to quick thinking from fire crews, who initiated burnouts. It may look out of hand, but these fires were set by firefighters intentionally. The idea…if you set a fire...

gay for the stay

gay for the stay  adj.— «Women who have endured incarceration have said in interviews that more than 90 percent of them participate in homosexual activities. “Gay for the stay” is one convict’s perception. The women consider...