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scatter band

scatter band  n.— «They’re known as a “scatter band” for their lack of formation.…“What happened was, we had a band director who was fired in 1963,” says Amit Aggarwal, who plays tenor sax. When a graduate student...

bell cow

bell cow  n.— «But the goal is always the same, finish early and often. That, meanwhile, is the job of the “bell cow,” a term for the team’s lead runner who’s job it is to jump out early and interrupt another...

pooch-kick

pooch-kick  n.— «He was so talented at pooch-kicking or kicking the ball deep. He pooch-kicked it so high that he almost hit the ceiling of Texas Stadium.» —“Vietnamese brothers unite to lead Haltom soccer team” by John...

BIRG-ing

BIRG-ing  n.— «There is a phenomenon referred to as BIRG-ing or Basking in the Reflected Glow and the BIRG-ing could lead fans and viewers of the Superbowl to undertake purchase behaviors leading up to the Superbowl.» —“Greater...

slobber-knocker

slobber-knocker  n.— «An overflow crowd of 4,500 at Tiger Field was treated to an exciting slobber-knocker that featured three lead changes and big hits.» —“Wagoner Nips Coweta, Wins County War” by John D...

leg attack

leg attack  n.— «Left untreated, leg attacks can lead to ulcers that won’t heal, infections like gangrene, permanent nerve damage and, in severe cases, a 30% chance of amputation of the toes, foot or leg.» —“Leg Attack” by...