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Cat-Lover Brain Teaser

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a puzzle for fellow ailurophiles, also known as cat lovers. All the answers start with the letters CAT. Try this one: Cats are really stuck in the 20th century, they don’t even order merchandise from websites. They...

magic booster bag

magic booster bag  n.—Gloss: Same as booster bag. «It looks like a simple bag on the outside. Once you look inside, you’ll discover the bag is a complex shoplifting tool. “They’ve got aluminum foil, ductwork and gray duct...

run wild

run wild  v. phr.— «His usual workweek is a five-day, four-night route around California or the Southwest—”running wild” in Wal-Mart trucker parlance—delivering goods to stores, used pallets to warehouses and...

nick-and-dent merchandise

nick-and-dent merchandise  n.— «Bargain-savvy customers can expect to find in-season overstocks, discontinued items and what Thomsen refers to as “nick-and-dent” merchandise.…“Some of the things are a little bit worn, but...

cross-docking

cross-docking  n.— «Cost savings are huge in Wal-Mart’s distribution and logistic functions as it employs a method called cross-docking. Products are received on one side of the warehouse and leave out of the other side, virtually...

on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «The purchase from the salesman is an exception in a business where buying goods on “memo” is the norm. Instead of taking merchandise on consignment, or memo, Friedman and his buyers bargain down the price...