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tuck-under

tuck-under  n.— «Nadal has shown that his strategy can attract talent. (MDC also made four outright acquisitions, or “tuck-unders,” in Nadal parlance, this year.) What he’s selling—that talent matters above all, that the ad...

runway

runway  n.— «If you don’t have a recent VC round of cash, you probably won’t qualify for the extra boost, since lenders minimize risk by lending only to highly liquid clients. Julich says RBC Centura often looks for cash deposits...

stowed out

stowed out  adj.— «It involved greater face-to-face discussions with local people. Sceptics said it wouldn’t work—because no one in the public would talk to “The Polis” either through fear or mistrust. In fact, when they went...

air-miss

air-miss  n.— «The incident has been called an “air-miss,” distinct from a “near-miss,” which in aviation parlance means the aircraft were on collision course. They did, however, come close enough to breach set...

six-pack

six-pack  v.— «In volleyball parlance, she is a kill machine. Blink and you’ll miss her rocket hits. Opponents always run the risk of being “six-packed”—slang for getting smacked in the face with the ball.» —“Six Feet of...

mulligan

mulligan  n.— «Conventional wisdom has held that drivers can afford one “mulligan,” which is NASCAR parlance for a damaging result. In the Chase era, no champion has finished outside the top 25 more than once. But that margin...

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