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stick the landing

stick the landing v. phr. to finish an athletic, gymnastic, or other sports performance with an ideal pose or stance, especially after a jump or leap; (hence, also outside of sports) to do or finish well; to win. Editorial Note: This term is part of...

burn

burn  v.— «Build quality depends on two things: spares used and quality control system. The first criterion relates to “compatibility” or how well the components can work with each other.…Before a set goes on sale from a reputed...

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...

chinegro

chinegro  n.— «Her performance is the catalyst for one of the many show-stopping scenes in Domino when she waxes poetic about mixed race vernacular such as “blactino” and “chinegro” on the “Jerry Springer Show...

blactino

blactino  n.— «Her performance is the catalyst for one of the many show-stopping scenes in Domino when she waxes poetic about mixed race vernacular such as “blactino” and “chinegro” on the “Jerry Springer Show...

presticogitation

presticogitation  n.— «But back to his word, which is—”presticogitation.” By calling up the related “prestidigitation,” the new word calls up a smile of recognition. [James Vanden] Bosch says of his creation...