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pull an avenue address over

pull an avenue address over  v. phr.— «“Pulling an avenue address over” is the topographical parlance for denying that your building’s real entrance is on, say, East Seventy-sixth Street.» —“On The Avenue” by Ben...

guising

guising  n.— «Harriet is going “guising” this evening (though it’s “trick or treating” in her parlance) and lacks ears for her black cat outfit.» —“Bits and pieces, ups and downs” Cornflower Oct...

hyphenate

hyphenate  n.— «Writers are free to negotiate for higher pay, and people who produce or co-produce—called “hyphenates” in industry parlance—earn more.» —“Reality Shows on Tap if Writers Strike” by Lynn Elber...

stewburner

stewburner  n.—Gloss: a person who works in a naval commissary. «Henry Gagne was in the squadron about four months when he decided he wanted to be a stewburner, or in naval parlance, a commissaryman. So he worked in the chow hall.» —“...

yummy mummy

yummy mummy  n.—Gloss: an attractive older woman. «“Please note not all our Aga owners are middle-aged women,” he says, indicating to some of the people at the party who are neatly dressed middle-aged men and a group of what are...

break the buck

break the buck  v. phr.— «He thinks it’s unlikely the companies running money market funds would allow them to “break the buck,” as it’s known in Wall Street parlance even if the funds lost money on SIV-related investments. The...

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