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shark rodeo

shark rodeo  n.— «Shark-feeding is not illegal in the Bahamas and several local dive operators have, for many years, been safely conducting what are commonly known as “shark rodeos,” where dive guides feed sharks. I have taken part...

opportunity room

opportunity room  n.— «He had brought a cheat sheet to class and gotten caught. Now the students were sitting in judgment of him.…The six students deliberated and decided the offender deserved three days of in-school suspension...

surplusing

surplusing  n.— «The employees will have the opportunity to “follow the work,” as AT&T puts it, thus skirting a promise it made in its current contract with the union not to engage in “surplusing,” which is...

bluebird

bluebird  n.— «In sales lingo, bluebirds are those opportunities that fly in the window with the salesperson not having to lift a finger. In some sourcing deals I do, I get the opportunity to deliver bluebirds—at least get some vendors in...

hypar

hypar  n.— «Saturday, June 9, Cleveland offered members of ITSA an opportunity to examine a model of a hyperbolic paraboloid, which is sometimes called a hypar, by coming to Spring Valley to see some of the alternative building methods in...

metal play

metal play  n.— «In industry parlance, the plane deals are called “metal plays.” After 9/11, when airlines started returning planes to creditors or demanding substantially lower lease rates, a few hedge funds saw an...