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Black Monday

Black Monday  n.— «Many have taken to calling the benchmark “Black Monday”—piggybacking on “Black Friday,” the longtime nickname of the day after Thanksgiving, historically the day when sales pushed money-losing...

white-boy syndrome

white-boy syndrome  n.— «There’s little evidence of any overt racial tension between students or between their parents.…The school superintendent, however, concedes that a perception exists that’s sometimes called “the white...

down-blousing

down-blousing  n.— «It is related to another now-outlawed practice of taking pictures down a woman’s top, or, to put it in pervert parlance, “down-blousing.”» —“The things you shouldn’t do with your cell...

slow guilty plea

slow guilty plea  n.— «“[Yesterday’s proceeding] is sometimes called a ‘slow guilty plea,’” Greenfield said yesterday. By not pleading guilty to the state charges, Mancuso has preserved his right to appeal the prosecution...

Pope-a-palooza

Pope-a-palooza  n.— «Some of the youth have taken to calling the trip, which brings together young people from around the world, “Pope-a-palooza,” embodying the event’s youthful spirit.» —“Youths on their way to visit the...

pay-jacker

pay-jacker  n.— «State legislators who dived deep into your pockets to raise their own pay are hoping you’ll forget their antics. We won’t let it happen. We continue to encourage the public to send these public purpose pimps a pocket cut...