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budget dust

budget dust  n.— «Budget dust. A small cash amount relative to the company’s total dollar budget. Many managers are being told to spend less, but if you want to arm wrestle, try this: “Why boss, that program accounts for just budget...

budget dust

budget dust  n.— «Some of the items certainly appear to be extravagant in light of the fact that the agency has consistently run a deficit. And although the relatively small amount may, in the grand scheme of things, be no more than what...

cheater pot

cheater pot  n.— «Other containers are advertised as “12-inch hanging petunia baskets” or “one gallon potted azaleas.” But, in fact, the hanging basket may have a diameter of, say, 111/4 inches, while the “one...

Santa Ana Crawl

Santa Ana Crawl  n.— «The commute, from the cheaper homes of Riverside County to the jobs of Orange and Los Angeles Counties, is known as the Santa Ana Crawl, and about 300,000 cars make it every day on the Riverside Freeway...

foreign

foreign  n.— «Later that day Michele gets a fax from Debbie listing the things we should bring “from foreign,” as they say in Jamaica, things you either can’t get or are too expensive to buy locally.» —“Slowing down...

Orange Curtain

Orange Curtain  n.— «Roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, it is a place to which people tired of city life are reputed to retreat—to surround themselves with the locally renowned “Orange Curtain,” as if with a...

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