Home » parlance » Page 81

Tagparlance

gamer

gamer  n.— «Ken Caminiti’s fellow players called him a gamer. In professional baseball parlance, that is someone who plays through pain when injured, someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to win.» —“Caminiti Was a Gamer Who...

decleat

decleat  v.— «“You run at them with the pitch and power plays and, although you might not get the yards at first, they’ll be worn down in the third and fourth quarters to the point that they don’t feel like coming off blocks and you can...

decleat

decleat  v.— «Faulk charged downfield, upended a would-be blocker—a “decleating,” in NFL parlance—and dropped Jamal Robertson “like nobody else was on the field,” coach Mike Martz said.» —“Trev Faulk makes...

goonda tax

goonda tax  n.— «A notorious criminal based in Ranchi, he patronised the word “goonda tax” (or GT in police parlance) to a good extent in the city, having collected Rs 2 crore over the past six months.» —“Cops net Ranchi...

snag

snag  n.— «Marty Vanausdol cuts down a burned tree—a snag in fire crew parlance—to clear a safe path along a fire line in West Yellowstone, Mont.» —“Forest Fire Fighters” Portland Oregonian Aug. 18, 2000. (source:...

hero

hero  n.— «It seems like a straightforward assignment until the “hero”—food styling parlance for the center of the plate foodstuff—arrives on set as wrinkled as a baggy pair of pantyhose that have lost their elastic...

Recent posts