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ribber

ribber  n.— «Barbeque is cooking all over the country, and that includes Anchorage, Alaska, which had 18 teams competing for prizes there recently.…She and her husband, Bill, are participating, again, in the Ribfest.…In...

Yankee dime

Yankee dime
 n.— «If you’ll do me this favor in double quick time,/You shall have my best wishes and a Yankee dime.» —Huron Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio) Jan. 13, 1846. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

tot lot

tot lot  n.— «A play-yard paradise “Tot-Lot,” has been established in the courtyard of St. Stephens church.» —“Children Have Own ‘Tot-Lot’” in Boston Coshocton Tribune (Ohio) Sept. 30, 1938...

jag someone off

jag someone off  v. phr.— «“We don’t make any money,” says Weisbecker, who charges $3.39 for the sandwich. “But,” he says, deploying a western Pennsylvania euphemism for pulling someone’s, er, leg, “we do like to jag people off...

blink

blink  n.— «Blinks are real. They are radio commercials that last one second. And they may be coming soon to a radio station near you.» —“Blink and you’ll miss one-second radio ads” by Bob Dyer Beacon...

five and fly

five and fly  n.— «Hamm, of the Air Force Academy, countered that the attitude of quitting after the required five years—known as “five and fly”—was “a minority view.…One of the reasons for the exodus now is the...