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spray and pray

spray and pray  v. phr.— «The match is to be played at Old Orchard Beach Country Club, where wide parallel fairways are calculated to keep Dick’s “spray and pray” shots out of serious trouble.» —“Maine-ly...

langostino lobster

langostino lobster  n.— «Olympia Snowe has asked that restaurants be banned from calling a certain kind of shellfish lobster as it has taken millions of dollars from Maine fisherman as well as deceived the public. Many restaurants now use...

throw under the bus

throw under the bus  v. phr.— «We got thrown out and learned to live on our own and then Oxford got thrown under the bus (by NASCAR). I guess we’re bretheren that got thrown under the bus and we found each other and decided we were a nice...

circuit breaker

circuit breaker  n.— «I do qualify for the circuit breaker—or as I call it, rent refund program. This state program provides refunds to primarily property taxpayers, if their taxes exceed a certain percentage of income; however, the other...

Septoctnocember

Septoctnocember  n.— «Labor Day, Columbus Day and Halloween, much less Thanksgiving, are now mere speed bumps on the highway to Christmas, folded into the 115-day month of Septoctnocember.» —“Santa arrives several months...

burner

burner  n.— «That mark usually involves a long strip of angry-looking scalded rubber, which can be seen on many of the island’s twisting roads.…And while the work of Chuggy and the native tribe of so-called burners may never...

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