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bird’s nest on the ground

bird’s nest on the ground  n.— «He deeply resented the suggestion that the White House was his for the taking—a bird’s nest on the ground, as they say in Texas. But with his family’s name and fundraising machine, and a shrewd strategist...

jackpot

jackpot  n.—Gloss: in firefighting slang, a flammable place. «The fire kept trying to creep past them. A few sparks jumped into a nest of wood chips in an old log—”a jackpot,” firefighter lingo for a flammable spot.» —“Few...

flake

flake  n.— «One of the shrewd ways in which the boys made concealment was by lifting a flake of hay from the stack and making a hole beneath it. Upon letting the flake of weather-beaten thatch fall back into place, all signs of the nest...

finsurance

finsurance  n.— «Insurance companies are fighting for share of a market that totals more than 77 million Americans. Yes, boomers and others will likely invest a portion of their nest eggs in what Milevsky refers to as...