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cram down

cram down  n.— «if a debtor owned a car for which the loan was worth more than the car itself, the court was allowed to do what’s called a “cram down”—or matching the debt to the car’s value.» —“Just Creeping...

hoodling

hoodling  n.— «Dr. Wolf: “What is hoodling?” Mr. Ferrell: “That’s it, hoodling (demonstrates “Possum in a pawpaw patch, picking up pawpaws and putting them in his pocket.”).” Dr. Wolf: “That’s...

fling a craving

fling a craving  v. phr.— «[Jerry Clower] was an old-fashioned Christian gentleman who loved his wife, tried to live right, and didn’t want no strange woman to fling a craving on him while he was on the road.» —“‘Old Redneck’ Disarmed...

gas and go

gas and go  n.— «President Bush spent 90 minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow airport during what is commonly called a “gas and go.” The Presidents made no statements, but their body language was warm...

golden ear

golden ear  n.— «He’s a recording engineer out of Memphis that very likely has what audiophiles refer to as golden ears. He can hear things that you and I cannot (or maybe we can, but we’d need special training).» —“iPods vs...

blue

blue  n.— «Not long after he became a figure in Memphis—a putatively rich businessman who had his own jet and was the radio voice of the Memphis Grizzlies—he had feelers from the Memphis Country Club. He didn’t encourage them because, as...

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