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phone freeze

phone freeze  n.— «The Canadian press has highlighted an unreturned phone call from Prime Minister Paul Martin to President Bush, dubbing it the “phone freeze.” Martin telephoned last week to explain why he had spurned Bush’s...

ding

ding  n.— «Ding is slang among law school applicants for a rejection. I just got a half-ding from University of Pittsburgh. I got put on hold, which basically means that I’m not a complete reject but i’m not a shoe-in either.» —“Ding...

ski-tacular

ski-tacular
 suffix— «Digital Music Express Water Ski Tacular.» —“1992 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Schedule” News Record (North Hills, Penn.) Aug. 2, 1992. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

boo-boo face

boo-boo face  n.— «You’ll stomp your feet and put on your best boo-boo face and spew forth about how you’re not coming back, and that this time you really mean it. But you’ll come back. You always have.» —“Mother Of All Strikes...

ice

ice  v.— «Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed couldn’t have been happier when Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio called a timeout as Reed lined up a 37-yard field-goal attempt with 23 seconds left in their game last Sunday night. Del Rio was trying...

yeh

yeh  n.— «On all the tapes no one ever mentions the word “cocaine,” instead using common street jargon for the drug such as “pies” and “yeh.”» —“Region’s largest cocaine ring...