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run the traps

run the traps v. phr. to investigate or pursue all possible options. Also run the trap line. Editorial Note: This term is especially common in politics. There is an American football term of the same name that refers to a type of offensive play...

thunder run

thunder run n. a high-speed military convoy using offensive tactics and heavy weaponry to reach a destination; generally, a route or trip involving extreme effort or danger. Editorial Note: This term dates from at least as early as the Vietnam War...

tweener

tweener  n.— «The NFL seemingly invented the word “tweener,” describing a player whose height and weight makes him uncertain for a specific position. He could be a defensive end or a linebacker, a DE or defensive tackle, a...

naco

naco  adj.— «In Mexico City, where I grew up, “naco” is not just racist, it’s classist and a pretty offensive term. Basically, anybody who is dark-skinned and/or poor may be termed a “naco.” I’ve even heard people...

big dance

big dance  n.— «In his opinion what may be termed the great allied offensive, or, as he put it, “the big dance,” will begin next Spring.» —“Big Offensive Next Spring” New York Times May 12, 1917. (source:...

microaggression

microaggression  n.— «Chester M. Pierce says that the society is unrelenting in teaching its white youth how to maximize the advantages of being on the offense toward Blacks. He further advances the notion that offensive mechanisms...