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triple

triple  n.— «Who is Bill Clinton’s wife? What’s the capital city of Oregon? What is Britney Spears’ mother’s name? The answers to these and other factual questions are now displayed above natural search results in Google and the...

launch basket

launch basket  n.— «To hit these cities, Hamas must fire its rockets from the northeast corner of the Gaza Strip. That area is known in military parlance as the “launch basket.”» —“Israeli troops focus on the “launch...

price walk

price walk  n.— «What’s the difference between the black Volkswagen CC I drove on the launch event in Tennessee and the black Volkswagen CC that I just recently drove for week here at home? Not a heck of a lot, really, unless you’re...

alligator arms

alligator arms  n.pl.— «Some of the best players in the NBA have developed “alligator arms”— sports parlance for not extending the arms—under the pressure of big free throws.» —“The fine art of shooting free...

chop-chop

chop-chop  adj.— «Their monkey business was recently uncovered, they have been caught red handed dipping their dirty fingers in the cookie jar like the P1.3 million auto-clave scam. The machine used to sterilize hospital tools failed to...

drain-bow

drain-bow  n.— «“Drain-bows” (Rainbow parlance for slackers) who panhandled and shoplifted.» —“Rainbows came, camped, prayed, left” by Tom Morton Star Tribune (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) Dec. 29, 2008...

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