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skid

skid  n.— «Jesse is 16 and a street kid, or “skid” in the unofficial parlance of social work.» —“Street illegal” by Jim Bartley Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) Nov. 18, 2006. (source: Double...

Washington Monument

Washington Monument  n.— «In budgeting parlance, a “Washington Monument” is a popular program or facility singled out for budget cuts precisely because of its popularity. The term seems to have its origins in the U.S. Park...

human directional

human directional  n.— «As the housing market cools here in the exurbs of Los Angeles and elsewhere, builders are relying on the frantic motion of these young workers to catch the attention of a dwindling number of buyers. In some cities...

gas-and-go

gas-and-go  n.— «“That’s a totally inappropriate location for any type of methadone program,” Hayes said. “And from what I can tell, this [proposed] operation will be a ‘gas-and-go.’” In medical parlance, a “gas-and-go” clinic is little...

BLR

BLR  n.— «As far as Bonapartism in the higher echelons of the Pakistan Army goes, the situation in army parlance is BLR or Beyond Local Repair. BLR denotes a vehicle or other piece of equipment such as a weapon, being in such a state that...

outlaw

outlaw  n.— «Back then, the typical Stockton streetwalker stayed in Stockton, turning tricks to support an IV drug habit. She was, in pimp parlance, “an outlaw,” a freelancer with no pimp.» —“New era for oldest...

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