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tick and flick

tick and flick  n.— «Unallocated offenders are expected to report to a community justice office, where a duty officer, usually with little knowledge of them, ticks them off after asking basic questions—a process known as “tick and...

viper load

viper load  n.— «Turning equipment off at the end of the day or when not in use. Most equipment and appliances keep a constant energy load so that they don’t have to warm up when they are turned on. This is often called a...

five-day weekend

five-day weekend  n.— «Coming in third place was the Paramount Pictures” family fantasy “The Spiderwick Chronicles” which had about $27 million in box office sales for what the movie industry calls a five-day weekend...

walk

walk  attrib.— «Hotels will overbook to improve their chances of selling out for a night. To safeguard against homeless travelers, hotels in the same class and local area usually phone each other every day to compare occupancy rates and...

LBJ rule

LBJ rule  n.—Gloss: a law that says a politician currently holding an elected office can run simultaneously for re-election to that office and for election to a new office. Note: LBJ refers to President Lyndon Baines Johnson. «Using what...

interiorscaping

interiorscaping  n.— «She knows, from experience, that office landscaping—”interiorscaping” in industry parlance—can be liberating for the soul and, as a growing body of research suggests, healthier for mind and body...

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