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bust on someone

bust on someone  v. phr.— «The dock area is closed to cars from midnight to 6 a.m., but according to 17-year-old Kim Stolz of North Woodmere, the police “bust on us” even before midnight.» —“Sitting on the Dock on the Bay;...

third shift

third shift n. the illegal manufacture of goods after authorized production has ceased. Editorial Note: In normal workplace jargon, the “third shift” is often from midnight to 8 a.m.; however, the third shift as defined here is simply an...

pocket wilderness

pocket wilderness  n.— «Jordan Linger, 21, and John Lockley, 19, both of Fort Oglethorpe had been reported missing about midnight Thursday after they didn’t return from a day hike in an area known as the “pocket wilderness” on...

midnight plumber

midnight plumber  n.— «Why would thieves—midnight plumbers as the police call them—tear out the floorboards, toilets, even the walls of the homes, all in search of copper tubing?» —“With the Price of Copper Up, the Plumbing Can Go...