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shotlining

shotlining  n.— «Scientists researching reef fish after they have been caught and released say they are testing a new technique that could help boost survival rates.…He has told a fish biology conference in Darwin of a new method...

rocking chair job

rocking chair job  n.— «I could even welcome just a straight lead for a change, because that’s really a rocking-chair job.» —“In Movie Field, Gene Kelly Proves A Quintuple Threat” by Edwin Schallert Los Angeles...

seat of ease

seat of ease  n.— «It’s a pissdale; it’s essentially a urinal.…Basically it’s just a tapered lead tube that leads from the “seat of ease” as they called it out into the water.» —“QAR dive produces interesting...

rural 49

rural 49  n.— «Senate leaders and environmental advocates hope a new bill designed to limit the size of retail stores might lead Wal-Mart and other big retailers to develop a “rural 49″ kind of store scaled to Vermont’s compact...

lucky dog

lucky dog  n.— «Here’s how the lucky dog works: When a caution flag comes out, NASCAR awards the first driver not on the lead lap a free pass around the track, putting that driver at the back of the pack of all cars on the lead lap...

open daylight

open daylight  v. phr.— «In the last 20 years, just four favorites have won the Belmont Stakes. That trend will continue tomorrow when a big longshot, Globalize, scoots to the lead on the far turn, opens daylight and outlasts the favorite...