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takeout story

takeout story  n.— «I’m doing a story for Wednesday—a takeout story, in newspaper parlance—on Kentucky’s incredible turnaround in the past year. Remember, it was a year ago this week that UK visited Starkville 3-4 in Rich Brooks’...

flash

flash  v.— «These are the Seventh Annual New Hampshire State Armwrestling Championships…With John Pickering, in the parlance of the armwrestler, I got “flashed.” He went through me like he was shifting gears in his truck.» —“A...

Otto Pfister

Otto Pfister  n.— Note: Otto Pfister is a German-born football (US: soccer) coach who has led teams from across Africa and the Middle East. He is currently coach of a Sudanese team. «“I am strongly admonishing parents and guardians to pay...

stall ball

stall ball  n.— «He also should tone down rhetoric on gambling, labor initiatives and social issues so as not to offend. With a big lead, it’s best to be somewhat bland, the experts said. In essence, he needs to concentrate on not making...

second

second  n.— «From time to time, he engages friends who double as trainers, or “seconds” as they are called in chess parlance. These seconds are players of reasonable playing strength who, ahead of important competitions, study various...

grasstop

grasstop  n.— «The Transportation Department has said it did not engage in grassroots lobbying. But Thomas Susman, an attorney at Ropes & Gray in Washington and co-author of “The Lobbying Manual,” said contacting...

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