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gore point

gore point  n.— «A while back you stated that it can be legal to cross a solid white line to merge into traffic, provided it’s safe to do so. Is it legal to cross two solid white lines? Making the merge from Mission Boulevard onto south I...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «For grateful military leaders, there was merit in reinforcement for its own sake. One senior general compared the existing force to a “self-licking ice cream cone”—so small and weak that it...

suck rubber

suck rubber  v. phr.— «Someone who didn’t have to suit up in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear and “suck rubber” thought up that requirement.» —“Letters: Cracks in awards system” by James J. Weller in...

manpad

manpad  n.— «The Nicaraguan army sold nearly 400 shoulder-fired missiles—known in military parlance as manpads, or man-portable air defense systems—to the warring countries.» —“Rumsfeld on Mission for Haiti Aid” by John...

hecka

hecka  adv.— «“We had a hecka season,” Seaman said. “No Mission Bay team has ever been to the CIF finals. Our kids don’t have anything to be ashamed of.”» —“2-A Boys Defense Does It for Oceanside” by Tony...

king

king  v.— «It was designed loosely on Picasso’s “Burial of Casagemas” painting, but I put a crown on the body, since in graffiti parlance, a “king” is an artist.» —“In a low-budget, spontaneous movie about the...

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