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red light syndrome

red light syndrome  n.— «We had to ensure that each member of the band didn’t just fall into the normal “red-light syndrome,” concentrating on their visual performance only when the nearest camera cue light was on—because...

bumper

bumper  n.— «The Konzertstuck for four horns, which will preface the BBC SSO’s performance of Manfred, also looks like being allowed to speak for itself. When, some years ago, the work was presented by another Scottish orchestra, the...

nines

nines  n.— «Priding itself on its “five-nines” reliability pedigree—VeriSign’s uptime performance of running dot-net and dot-net is 100 percent—the company is guaranteeing the same reliability for operator customers...

five and fly

five and fly n. (baseball) a five-inning pitching performance followed by a withdrawal (in order to qualify as the winning pitcher without finishing the game); (military academies) combined education and service lasting no more than the required...

vitalsexual

vitalsexual  n.— «A new man is in town—the “Vitalsexual.” This newly-coined term refers to a man aged 40 and above and who is not shy about asking for and accepting help for sexual performance problems.» —“Clinics join...

tin medal

tin medal n. an award jocularly said to be given to a fourth-place finisher; (generally) a prize for poor or unremarkable performance; a worthless honor or military decoration. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)