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bumping

bumping  n.— «The contract eliminates a practice known as “bumping,” which allows a senior assistant principal to take an open position in the school even if the principal at that school thinks that he or she is not the best...

foamer

foamer  n.— «A self-proclaimed “subway foamer,” or buff, Mr. Jabbour has a passion for transit-related subjects like infrastructure, routes and track design.» —“Can He Get There From Here?” by Rachel Corbett New York...

spey cast

spey cast  v. phr.— «To achieve long casts consistently over a long day of casting, many steelhead fly-anglers in the Northwest have taken up two-handed rods and a technique called spey casting. Traditional single-handed fly casting...

there guitar

there guitar  n.— «Tonight one of Conan’s guests was perennial air guitar contest runner-up, Bjorn Turock (sp?). In the course of the interview, Bjorn bristled at Conan’s inquiry as to what air guitarists call “real” guitars...

there guitar

there guitar  n.— «This summer, Crane will give his own Sermon on the Mount. For the month of June, in addition to playing what he refers to as the “there guitar” (similar to how e-mail users call paper correspondence “snail mail”) in his...

have hair on them

have hair on them  v. phr.— «Mountain Funding, for example, has responded to increased competition by seeking investments “with some degree of hair on them,” Nevid says. The company has found less competition in land development and...

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