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shop and drop

shop and drop  n.— «The new law protects against a practice known as “shop and drop,” where a consumer uses a credit card to purchase high-ticket items in the weeks prior to filing for bankruptcy.» —“New law...

stovepipe

stovepipe  n.— «The Pombo bill would put the agreement into law through 2012, when the 125-mile limit would go into effect and open most of the original 181 area to drilling. It would, however, maintain a 100-mile limit on a narrow section...

national cake

national cake  n.— «The underlying principle of governance in Nigeria is best captured in the clause “national cake.” A cake owned by everybody but accessible only to a few. The concept of service and patriotism has given way...

Chuck E. Cheese law

Chuck E. Cheese law  n.— «The Legislature passed a law commonly called the Chuck E. Cheese law in 1996 that says, if a machine pays out tokens or coupons valued at $5 or less, it is legal. When the adult arcades came to Jefferson County in...

traveler

traveler  n.— «Since January alone, federal and local authorities have arrested 17 “travelers”—a name coined by law enforcement officials to describe men who make the leap from sexually soliciting a minor online to meeting them...

CSI effect

CSI effect  n.— «Juries, swayed by the special effects and scripts of television, have in some instances come to expect more evidence than is really necessary to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It is a phenomenon that has...

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