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Texas strawberry

Texas strawberry  n.— «Coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad, white bread served from its plastic wrapper, pickled okra, pickles and jalapenos (described by one man as “Texas strawberries”) completed the buffet.» —“Mini...

divorcio al vapor

divorcio al vapor  n.— «The demand for divorce is often so urgent that Ms. Villacres and other lawyers tell of a shadowy phenomenon known as divorcio al vapor—where a man eager to shed a wife files for divorce here and sends a summons to...

heteropolitan

heteropolitan  n.— «According to Men’s Health the average man in 2005 yearns for a happy family, a successful career and a healthy cashflow. The magazine claims the buzz word of the moment is no longer “metrosexual” but a...

hot prowl burglar

hot prowl burglar  n.— «A Berkeley man who lives near the corner of Ward and Fulton streets woke up Thursday morning to discover that he had been victimized by a hot prowl burglar—cop speak for one who burglarizes homes while the resident...

national cake

national cake  n.— «The underlying principle of governance in Nigeria is best captured in the clause “national cake.” A cake owned by everybody but accessible only to a few. The concept of service and patriotism has given way...

draw down

draw down  v. phr.— «I thought I was gaining on the guy. I drew down on him, then I thought I don’t have a good enough reason to kill him and stopped. Then I saw it wasn’t the man I was after.» —“On Patrol: Weekend of Wrecks That...