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hang paper

hang paper  v. phr.— «U-Haul mechanics on occasion have falsified repair records, listing work they did not perform—a practice known as “hanging paper,” court records and interviews show. U-Haul says this is rare and never...

upcyclable

upcyclable  adj.— «In this case, Melcher has made a volume about going green that they say is as recyclable as a water bottle. Unlike paper, it could even be “upcyclable”—McDonough and Braungart’s neologism that describes...

views paper

views paper  n.— «The metaphor for this genre of modern journalism is, if you don’t mind me saying so, the Independent newspaper. Let me say at the outset that the Independent is a well edited lively paper and absolutely entitled to print...

paper water

paper water  n.— «because DWR has historically been unable to deliver a substantial portion of the promised amount, this leaves the purchaser, often a municipal water district, holding a large amount of what is known as “paper water...

matchy matchy

matchy matchy  adj.— «Yes, I’m getting matchy matchy here [see invite paper and bridesmaid dress swatch]. I very much dislike the matchy matchy. However, I dislike shopping even more.» —“Ties For Our Guys” by Miss...

dining sleeve

dining sleeve  n.— «I also like the idea of not using paper napkins, which happen to be made from virgin wood and represent the height of wastefulness. I have designed a clothing line that has what’s called a “dining sleeve.”...

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