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prebate

prebate  n.— «Because poorer people tend to spend a greater share of their income than the wealthy, economists generally consider sales taxes as regressive. The proposal would buffer that burden by pairing the new tax with a system of...

parate execution

parate execution  n.— «Parate execution is a term that defaulting customers of banks fear most. “Parate” is a Dutch term which means “immediate” and “parate execution” basically means a debt recovery process outside the normal...

lock box

lock box  n.—Gloss: a government account or fund which is protected from reappropriation to other government programs. «The current casinos bill under consideration puts about $300 million in an account, which legislators refer to as a...

hotline

hotline  v.— «Senate conservatives are upset that the leaders of both parties in the chamber have in recent years increasingly used a practice known as “hotlining” bills—previously used to quickly move noncontroversial bills or simple...

one-house bill

one-house bill  n.— «It seems many in the Capitol press corps chose to let this story go by because the legislation is what’s known in Albany parlance as a “one-house bill.” That is, it doesn’t have a sponsor in the other house (the...

pickle park

pickle park  n.— «Since I regularly ride a bike path than winds through a local “pickle park” I can say that I have actually seen *with my own eyes* homosexuals engaged in “dicksipping.” In fact on one occasion I...

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