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summer melt

summer melt  n.— «By late spring, millions of high-school seniors have mailed in deposits to confirm their college destinations. Some of these “confirmations,” however, will be broken. A student will be belatedly admitted to a...

bucket around

bucket around  v. phr.— «Where breathes the fighting man with soul so dead that he takes insult on being termed a soldier of fortune? There’s no better label for the man who prefers bucketing around the globe seeking danger to a safe nest...

nest egg index

nest egg index  n.— «This “nest egg index,” as it was called, was conducted by A.G. Edwards, a St. Louis-based financial services company. It looked at money-saving data from 318 cities.» —“West Side or East: The battle of...

soul patch

soul patch  n.— «Phil has been known to sport a nest of facial hair referred to as the Soul Patch.» —“One Jackson beats it, the other moonwalking back” by Randy Hill FOXSports.com June 14, 2005. (source: Double...

nesthocker

nesthocker  n.— «Germany: Nesthocker Literally translates as nest squatter. One researcher says the reluctance of so many Germans to go out on their own could be attributed to the fact that they regard their parents as friends...

cat-faced

cat-faced  n.— «I mentioned to her the fact that there was a bumble bee’s nest in the big cat-faced pine just over the branch.» —“My Blue-Eyed Babies” by Montgomery M. Folsom Atlanta Constitution (Ga.) Mar...