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plunking

plunking  n.— «Another potential influence on the outcome may have been what’s known in election parlance as “plunking,” in which votes are not cast in a particular race. Though 20,941 voters went to the polls in Somerset County and...

sunshine story

sunshine story  n.— «These pieces of paper which masquerade as newspapers have literally gone to sleep. In the event that they wake up, all they do is to play the role of praise singers and publish what is called in journalistic parlance...

blue ocean

blue ocean  n.— «The term “blue ocean” in marketing parlance denotes the strategy to move away from the closeted confines of a crowded market place and chart into unchartered territory untouched by competition.» —“LG forms...

off deck

off deck  adj.— «T-Mobile and Cingular allow their subscribers to access features that are, in the obscure parlance of the wireless world, “off deck.” That means if users know where to look on the Web, they can sign up for...

run-out concert

run-out concert  n.— «In modern parlance, this was a classic “run-out” concert: a performance that took the orchestra…away from home base only long enough to make music and quickly leave town.» —“Riding the rail to...

levo

levo  n.— «Julia and M.J. quickly assembled their weapons for the battle ahead: bags of fluid and lots of IV lines, blood pressure boosters called pressors, and epinephrine—”levo,” in nurse parlance—to counteract shock...

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