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London loop

London loop  n.— Note: ICE is a futures exchange. «The proposals are intended to stop traders from evading position limits in the US by trading on ICE—a method known as the “London loop.”» —“Oil traders fear for London’s...

ghost in

ghost in  v. phr.— «What was significant was not the finish; countless of his 230-odd career goals were similar to this one. The key was how he had arrived in his scoring position, letting other forwards complete the first phase of...

bandit safety

bandit safety  n.— «Entering spring, Andrews and Pugh were listed at the same position in the team’s prospectus, what West Virginia refers to as its “bandit” safety in its tricky 3-3-5 defense. But, to get both on the field at the same...

egg-beating

egg-beating  n.— «Players are never allowed to touch the bottom of the pool and must tread water for the duration of a game. In order to do so, they employ a water-treading technique called “egg-beating.” The players assume a...

angel lust

angel lust  n.— «A death erection (sometimes referred to as “angel lust”) is a post-mortem erection which occurs when a male individual dies vertically or face-down—the cadaver remaining in this position.» —“Top Ten 10 Craziest...

diamond

diamond  n.— «First sergeants are required to be at least a master sergeant to wear a diamond on their sleeve, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “diamonds.” However, technical sergeants may be selected to hold the...