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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...

goat-rope

goat-rope  n.— «In a moment of temporary insanity, I volunteered to be some kind of stage manager for this goat-rope! Can you imagine getting fifteen bands on and off a stage—most of them don’t even have roadie.» —“Dallas Indie Music...

utzy

utzy  adj.— «Mr. Graff, now 53, thought he had retired back in 1999 when he sold Spice to Playboy TV for a neat $100 million, moved to a small town near the Berkshires and took over an old country store. “I sliced bologna, sold mice...

visibility whip

visibility whip  n.— «Eymann is the state delegation’s “visibility whip.” It’s her job to coordinate which slogans the delegates chant, or the signs that they hold up at the right moment. On Wednesday night, it was her job to...