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mom jean

mom jean  n.— «Avoid at all cost, what is known as the “mom jean,” that pancake flat butt that comes from high-waisted but tapered-leg jeans. Timmins recommends a full-leg trouser style, which is more forgiving and not as tight...

flight to cash

flight to cash  n.— «Isn’t it odd that when a financial crises threatens to get underway today hot money rushes to turn just about everything into fiat paper dollars? In something that has come to be called a “flight to cash,” for a little...

white rose

white rose  n.— «“Uh-oh,” Brook said as she came across a couple of wads of toilet paper—or “white roses” as the stewards call them. “I’m not too impressed.” Brook and Haskell tidied up one of the campsites...

ambulance-chasing

ambulance-chasing  n.— «Gatehouse has accused the paper’s authors of conducting “a piece of ambulance-chasing research that is coming in on the coat-tails of the GM controversy.”» —“GM link of scientist who discredited...

fudge

fudge  n.— «This remarkable time record was rendered possible by a process known as “fudging.” The type lines set by the linotype-telegraph operator are wider at the top that at the base, so that when placed together they form...

pap

pap  v.— «When you see paparazzi pictures in the paper, it is impossible to know how traumatic being “papped” can be until you have been through it yourself.» —“Play by the PR rules” by Katie...

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