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podiacide

podiacide  n.— «“It was an act of ‘podiacide,'” otherwise known as shooting yourself in the foot, Bolton told reporters.» —“Bolton: Chavez speech cost Venezuela seat” by Edith M. Lederer Baltimore...

Fredneck

Fredneck  n.— «Scottie was incensed when he read in The Washington Post that Douggie had referred to us as “Fredneck County.” The Post account last Friday said that Douggie had used the term “jokingly.”…And...

golden child

golden child  n.— «“He was my go-to guy for anything,” White said. “He was what I called the golden child, because he could do no wrong in my eyes.» —“Iraq war hero remembered for bravery” by Nicole...

drape

drape  n.— «Enter Mr. Sapienza, the freshly recruited weight-training instructor from the Maryland Reform School for Boys. In less than a week, using nonviolent methods that probably would get him fired today, he had the...

sell out (one’s body)

sell out (one’s body)  v. phr.— «In lacrosse parlance, when a player gives his all, diving for a loose ball or absorbing a punishing hit, he “sells out,” or “sells out his body.”» —“The Rivalry” by...

death drop

death drop  n.— «A friend pulled her into a swing-dance move called a death drop. It’s not as suicidal as it sounds—it’s also commonly called a windowshade, “sort of a cross between a dip and a flip.”» —“Swing...