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grub up

grub up  v. phr.— «Under a scheme to start in August 2008, if EU agriculture ministers agree, subsidies to uproot vineyards—or “grub up,” in EU parlance—would fall gradually each year in a carrot-and-stick approach to promote...

yahoo-yahoo

yahoo-yahoo  n.— «In less than three months of its release, the song is currently generating controversy, following the alleged promotion of the internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo-yahoo in local parlance.» —“ Why I sang...

wolf’s head

wolf’s head  n.— «I’ve heard that described as a “wolf’s-head” in UK parlance: where you wish you could grow a wolf’s head, so you could quietly chew off the arm she’s lying on, rather than risk waking her.» —“Re:...

Frenched

Frenched  adj.— «Logan brought his lavenderand-black hot rod. It started life as a 1951, four-door Mercury. Its roof has been lowered—or “chopped” in hot rod parlance. The lights have been recessed—“frenched”—into the body.» —“Garden...

pompek

pompek  n.— «She noted that they cater to all dogs but most of her clients are of the long haired variety such as “pompeks” (local parlance for any small breed dog of mixed parentage), lhasa apsos, cocker spaniels, poodles and...

blue badger

blue badger  n.— «As the Los Angeles Times first reported last October, more than half the workforce in two key CIA stations in the fight against terrorism—Baghdad and Islamabad, Pakistan—is made up of industrial contractors, or...

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