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Nigel

Nigel  n.— «That’s the kind of people these “Nigels”—the airline parlance for BA flight crews—are. They don’t panic because they’ve worked it all out beforehand.» —“Take notice of what Nigel does and you should be prepared...

jump on a case

jump on a case  v. phr.— «This kind of convoluted back-and-forth is common in prison; inmates do communicate, even when they are not supposed to. And it’s fairly routine for inmates to turn over—and sometimes even invent—damning material...

go doughnuts

go doughnuts  v. phr.— «In bailing out Countrywide Financial, the Bank of America CEO might have spared the kind of worst-case meltdown the market has been fearing for months. “This was good for the financial system,” is how...

ground game

ground game  n.— «With polls showing an agonizingly tight contest between Hillary Clinton and her Democratic rivals and also among Republicans, the quirky statewide caucuses on Thursday could rest on who has the best “ground game,” in...

hurricane hole

hurricane hole  n.— «Antigua is, in sailor’s parlance, a “hurricane hole,” which sheltered the ships of Britain’s great naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson.» —“Sand ‘n’ sugar” by Betsa Marsh Indiana...

lift

lift  n.— «One consulting firm he knew of lost a bid to help an airline modernize its ticketing process when it revealed its ignorance of the term “lift,” common parlance in the industry for tickets.» —“Not-So-Small...

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