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purse party

purse party  n.— «Hundreds of women have probably been to what’s called a purse party, where you can buy fake designer handbags for a fraction of the cost. But, deputies said, it’s illegal and it could land some people in jail...

balayage

balayage  n.— «The salon used a color technique called Balayage to gently cover part of the gray and leave the rest exposed, lending a more realistic finish than harsh, unnatural-looking all-over color.» —“Makeover of the...

burping bedpost

burping bedpost  n.— «Ellen Lurie, a 17-year-old from Troy, Ohio said her music teacher gave her the nickname “burping bedpost” when she first began to play the bassoon.» —“Ohio State U. hosts 14th annual Bassoon...

burping bedpost

burping bedpost  n.— «“The bassoon is one of the unsung heroes of the orchestra,” said Stanbery, who is also a bassoon player. “It’s sometimes called “a burping bedpost,” but we prefer to refer to it as the ‘king of...

Washington Monument

Washington Monument  n.— «In budgeting parlance, a “Washington Monument” is a popular program or facility singled out for budget cuts precisely because of its popularity. The term seems to have its origins in the U.S. Park...

lancing

lancing  n.— «Sounds Better Than Bassed: Reichen Lehkmuhl, the boyfriend of Lance Bass, told AP Radio News that there’s a new word for celebrities who are outed. “They’re calling it a “lancing’” he said—after Bass, who...