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ankling

ankling  n.— «Jon Goldman, who has headed the Irvine-based company since The Collective and Backbone Entertainment merged almost three years ago, is “ankling,” as we say in Variety parlance. That means he’s not quitting in the...

ground-owner

ground-owner  n.— «During the war in Iraq, young Army and Marine captains have become American viceroys, officers with large sectors to run and near-autonomy to do it. In military parlance, they are the “ground-owners.” In practice, they...

hardbone

hardbone  n.— «It didn’t take long to see that the rib tips of one carcass had turned from cartilage to bone—indicating the animal was at least 4 years old, a “hardbone” in meat-locker parlance.» —“What’s the Beef? Making...

blade bank

blade bank  n.— «Here is a model village that is free from the ravenous moneylenders who extend loans to hapless farmers on exorbitant interest rates. Better known as “Blade Banks” in local parlance, these private banks bleed...

soft hands

soft hands  n.pl.— «Cabrera will not say how much weight he has lost since last season, but scouts have agreed a third baseman with “soft hands”—baseball parlance for being able to neatly catch the ball—and a strong arm would...

DK

DK  v.— «The term “DK” is “Don’t know” in trader parlance. To DK a trade is to deny it ever existed. The credit default issue seems to be spawning a lot of fear about who really owns the hot potato.» —“You...

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