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up

up  n.— «Dealer lingo salted my family’s Thanksgiving dinners, with my uncles talking about “spiffs” (salesmen’s bonuses) and “ups” (customers).» —“Business Bookshelf Showroom Showdown” by John...

double cropping

double cropping  n.— «Sardi said the Edcon deal, which was concluded last year when Bain bought the retailer for R25bn, remained SA’s biggest private equity transaction. But, said Sardi, the debt on the Edcon deal was trading at a...

window-dress

window-dress  v.— «Tuesday’s markets should also be influenced by the end of the third quarter. Fund managers usually try to “window dress”—Wall Street lingo for closing out positions—before they have to report their quarterly...

mack

mack  n.— «Mr. Levine and his client were prisoners in California’s Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex. Like other federal inmates around the country, they found a can of mackerel—the “mack” in prison lingo—was the standard...

good bank/bad bank

good bank/bad bank  n.— «American International Group (AIG): NY Posts reports that AIG is considering forming a separate company to hold billions in securities that have dogged its balance sheet for the past several quarters. According to...

waz

waz  adj.— «The team name Wazwagamafs comes from waz (Marine lingo for fantastic) and “wagamafs, (wives and girlfriends and mums and families/friends).» —“Women’s muddy hell to help brave troops” by Caroline...