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Soup to Nuts

If something is described as soup to nuts, it’s “the whole thing” or it “runs the gamut.” The phrase refers to an old-fashioned way of dining, beginning with soup and ending with nuts for dessert. The ancient Romans...

Nutty Nuts

Why do we refer to people of questionable sanity as nuts, nutty, or nut-cases? In the early 1600s, a nut was considered something “pleasing” or “delightful.” Its meaning then transferred to someone who liked something...

slave

slave  n.— «Slave: Bolt or dowel used to temporarily assemble parts, prior to being attached with the correct fastener.» —“Airport Lingo” by Raphael Sheffield Southwest Airlines Blog/Nuts About Southwest Dec. 10...

cow’s head

cow’s head
 n.— «Cow’s head: Refuel coupling on an aircraft.» —“Airport Lingo” by Raphael Sheffield Southwest Airlines Blog/Nuts About Southwest Dec. 10, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

blurple

blurple
 adj.— «I am a size 22-24 found a 2-piece dress/jacket at Nordstrom. Periwinkle blurple.» —“Re: My mother is driving me Nuts!” Usenet: alt.wedding Aug. 3, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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