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circle change

circle change  n.— «That finger, which McBeth cannot straighten, bends perfectly around the ball when he throws what in baseball parlance is called a “circle change” or an “OK change.” The trick to throwing the pitch is to put as little...

mad dogging

mad dogging  n.— «Hernandez said Ryan Concepcion was in a car when Ortega stepped in front to force the driver to stop, and the two men stared hard at each other. Such an act, called “mad dogging” in gang parlance, is considered a...

thirds

thirds  n.— «The government has apprehension that ban on arrack sale might trigger of seconds and thirds in liquor trade. (Seconds in excise parlance means non-duty paid liquor and thirds is cheap quality liquor).» —“State all set ban...

seconds

seconds  n.— «The government has apprehension that ban on arrack sale might trigger of seconds and thirds in liquor trade. (Seconds in excise parlance means non-duty paid liquor and thirds is cheap quality liquor).» —“State all set...

heavy chalk

heavy chalk  n.— «Vegas has installed the San Antonio Spurs as prohibitive favorites, or “heavy chalk” in the industry parlance, to win their fourth title in eight years. The spread for Game 1 in San Antonio iniitally favored...

spoiled seat

spoiled seat  n.— «The revenue lost by leaving a seat empty—a spoiled seat, in industry parlance—typically exceeds the cost of compensating a bumped passenger. Only fear of angering people keeps airlines from overbooking more...

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