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debting

debting  n.— «Despite the hard lessons we’re now learning about the perils of credit, my guess is that when this crisis is over, be it in five years or around the time of the next ice age, we’ll go back to our debting ways. Why? For one...

cohort

cohort  v.— «As patients entered, they were “cohorted,” in medical lingo, meaning that they were separated from the general population and quarantined in a 40-foot hallway (normally a psychiatric emergency area), lined with molded plastic...

eco-toff

eco-toff  n.— «He is also known as one of the country’s leading “eco-toffs,” those young men and women who use their inherited wealth to promote environmental causes.» —“Eco-warrior sets sail to save oceans from ‘plastic...

plastic plod

plastic plod  n.— «Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), aka Blunkett’s Bobbies, are apparently sick and tired of being referred to as “Plastic Plods.” Out of deference to their junior colleagues” sensitivities, I am...

white goods

white goods  n.pl.— «The partnership collects used aluminum softdrink cans, cardboard, plastic, electrical wires, abandoned cars, other metals, and even “white goods”—a term used to describe major household appliances and can also include...

demanufacturing

demanufacturing  n.— «“Pretty much everything with an electronic pulse, we deal with,” said CEO David Kutoff. Materials Processing takes apart TVs and other equipment, a process known as “demanufacturing,” and separates...