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green badger

green 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...

white-knuckling

white-knuckling  n.— «In London, she was, in drug parlance, “white-knuckling”: clinging to sobriety without changing her life. » —“When the party’s over” by Janice Turner Times (London, United Kingdom) July...

person of pallor

person of pallor  n.— «Joshua and Andy were rejected because their racial group was overrepresented in the schools they wanted to attend, not because the school was closed to everyone who shared their skin color. Although they were persons...

liftoff

liftoff  n.— «“Liftoff” in headhunter speak, or team movement in common parlance, is the latest buzzword that’s creating a stir in India Inc, especially in the financial sector.…Recently, four key executives from JM Financial...

AQIz

AQIz  n.— «Top U.S. commanders are closely watching the moves of al-Qaida in Iraq, puzzling about what seems to be a counterproductive strategy of massive bombings. Spectacular attacks across the country are deepening the rifts within the...

baby dancing

baby dancing  n.— «Those of you who are familiar with mummyblogs may be aware that it is something of a bloggy tradition to post in knee-trembling detail about every step of the pregnancy saga from the pre-conceptual stages onwards—the...

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