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road to Damascus experience

road to Damascus experience  n.— «There are those who regard coming out as a “road to Damascus” experience, a single moment of recognition of one’s “true” self, a gestalt shift in which the label of the derided...

kristometric

kristometric  n.— «Having engaged you to consider for a moment the variables associated with these “kristometric” equations, let us move on to further examine them in order to understand why Christians in Ghana are falling...

inspiration

inspiration  n.— «Sometime last year, Hariri’s patience with Syria finally snapped. The moment was probably last August when he had an “inspiration”—the Lebanese euphemism for a summons to Damascus—and was told that the...

on the bubble

on the bubble  adj.— «The moment of truth is fast approaching for TV shows “on the bubble”—industry parlance for series facing cancellation because of wobbly ratings.» —“DVD sales give new hope to TV shows facing the...

challenge coin

challenge coin  n.— «Challenge coin rules only apply to other individuals who also have a challenge coin. A holder of a challenge coin may “challenge” any individual who is known to have a coin. A challenge is made by...

unass

unass  v.— «Airmobile assaults were both exciting and frightening. Each one was a gut-churning event not dissimilar to the moment before you unassed a plane with a parachute on your back.» —“Misfortunes of war: ‘About Face’—David H...