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mezzanine finance

mezzanine finance  n.— «The group provides what is called mezzanine finance (or mezz in finance industry parlance), a mixture of debt and equity. It earns high interest on the debt part and gets an option on an equity stake which it can...

goobertron

goobertron  n.— «God, I am such a huge goobertron. But at least now I know that the goopy cheese sauce thingie is also called a seasoning packet, in industry parlance.» —“for anyone who doubted my dedication to macaroni and...

mascon

mascon  n.— «The scientists used gravity fluctuations measured by NASA’s GRACE satellites to peer beneath Antarctica’s icy surface, and found a 200-mile-wide plug of mantle material—a mass concentration, or “mascon” in...

pitchy

pitchy  adj.— «Simon Cowell confirmed as much in one of his softer comments from the judges’ table. The guy has a good ear—in Idol parlance, he isn’t “pitchy”—and an intuitive feel for phrasing, combining well-judged dynamics...

wobbler

wobbler  n.— «This is a 1326 case, where the defendant argued that his state conviction of “assault with a deadly weapon” was a “wobbler” (parlance for either a felony or misdemeanor). The 9th agreed that this...

lane-flushing

lane-flushing  n.— «The first priority is the mission of the department, which is to keep the wrong people and the wrong items out of the country. On that, they can never compromise. Speeding the interview process is strictly taboo, Perry...

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