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Bangle-butt

Bangle-butt  n.— «BMW’s own Chris Bangle started making controversy with his “flame surfacing” design theme.…Other designers use the name Bangle as a term for a project gone wrong, and “Bangle-butt” has become...

screamer

screamer  n.— Note: In print journalism, “screamer” can also refer to a large, bold headline. «The exclamation mark—or “screamer,” as it is sometimes called by journalists—is often derided as the most brash and...

ghetto slot

ghetto slot  n.— «Come September, classical music on Radio 2 will go from 12 hours of programming to five, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.—what die-hard fans refer to as the “ghetto slot.”» —“Revamp misses...

tumbling

tumbling  n.— «Some Irish were able to buy tickets out of the country. “They were going to be driven off the land because they were unable to pay rent when the crops failed.…The landlord would come with a constable and do what...

violin hickey

violin hickey  n.— «Also visible, up close, is the distinct dark red mark on New’s neck that makes some strangers stare or whisper. But don’t blame her husband, principal trombonist John McPherson. He’s great with his lips, but New’s love...

mark to myth

mark to myth  n.— «Banking auditors are watching carefully to ensure bank valuations based on in-house mathematical models are not, in the phrase coined by Warren Buffett, “mark to myth.” In the backwash of the credit crisis, U...

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