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mini-job

mini-job  n.— «Then there’s the prospect of a “mini-job,” also known as a one euro job. As of January 1, the long-term unemployed will begin to be offered work of up to 30 hours a week carrying out some sort of socially...

chevrolegs

chevrolegs  n.pl.— «Lemme just throw on my shoedabakers and start my chevrolegs and truck on down there.» —“Re: [ANN] Rocket City Blast Off Scheduled for Oct 27/28″ by Scout (scout187@wvi.com) Usenet: rec.models...

shack

shack  n.— «The operative on the ground radioed confirmation: “That’s a shack,” slang for a direct hit.» —“Over Afghanistan, Gantlets in the Sky” by Steve Vogel in Aboard The USS Carl Vinson Washington...

hotbox

hotbox  v.— «Have you ever hotboxed a car, closet, room before, Its the same principal as a madhatter, or breathing into a bag.» —“Re: Holding your smoke in?” by canoedj@aol.com (CanoedJ) Usenet: alt.drugs.pot Feb...

handbags at ten paces

handbags at ten paces n. a verbal spat, usually between athletes on the field of play. Editorial Note: Probably related to any number of Monty Python sketches which have the actors dressed in drag, battling each other with handbags, such as in...

mama put

mama put  n.— «All around the adjoining streets…market officials, colonial clerks gather in twos and threes savouring local delicacies at mama put joints littering the streets.» —“150 Years On—Memories of Slavery Re-Echoed in...