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hamburger drill

hamburger drill  n.— «The fans’ favorites included the “hamburger” drills, or “Oklahomas,” as they were called in some camps. Those maneuvers involved setting up a couple of blocking dummies on the ground, confining...

bullets and beans

bullets and beans  n.pl.— «The first sergeant holds an important position of authority in a company and is largely responsible for overseeing the preparedness and welfare of the soldiers in the unit—”bullets and beans,” in the...

BlackBerry prayer

BlackBerry prayer  n.— «The device has also generated an odd new social ritual that sees BlackBerry users discreetly operate their devices at meetings behind cupped hands with heads intently bowed toward its tiny screen. The position makes...

libero

libero n. in volleyball, a restricted, roaming back row player. Etymological Note: From Italian adj. libero ‘free,’ a shortened form of battitore libero ‘free beater,’ a similar position in soccer that originated with a Milanese team in the late...

dead pick

dead pick  n.— «I’ve been trying to explain that theatre guys are also responsible for the volume of work done by arena riggers. That in some ways, even arena type point ever set is just a “dead pick” in my world, and that the...

snooker clause

snooker clause n. an (undebated) provision or rider covertly attached to legislation, or such legislation itself. Also snooker bill. Etymological Note: From snooker ‘to place in an impossible position; to stymie,’ from tactics used in the billiards...