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thunder run

thunder run  n.— «He participated in Operation Thunder Run in which the company set the tonnage mile and maintenance record in running two truck convoys from its home base at Frankfurt, Germany, to Alconbury and Warrington in England...

pocho

pocho  n.— «Hey, Gringo—Hey, Pocho…Tonight, it’s Nielsen’s scenes with Ricardo Montalban…playing a Mexican-American actor.» —“‘Name of Game’ Episode Set in Cuba” Mansfield Journal (Ohio) Oct. 30, 1970...

tomato can

tomato can  n.— «McBride is, to be gracious, a journeyman. In boxing parlance he is a tomato can. He hasn’t fought anyone, to speak of, yet has kissed plenty of canvas.» —“Nondescript heavies make Tyson interesting” by Dave...

witches knickers

witches knickers  n.pl.— «A woman told them that in Ireland bags in trees are called witches’ knickers.» —“Writer branches out to snagging bags” by T. Feran Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) May 2, 2004...

Dover test

Dover test  n.— «As it stands, congressional support for the Haiti mission is too thin “to pass the Dover test,” said Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), referring to the Dover, Del., Air Force base where the bodies of any U.S. soldiers...