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RHIP

RHIP  n.— «The military has produced many acronyms, one of which is RHIP, which stands for, “rank has its privilege.” RHIP is the unofficial way to point out when a person accrues—or assumes—some benefit by virtue of their...

bye-bye syndrome

bye-bye syndrome  n.— «Alec and Cameron are just two victims in what parents and child safety advocates call a growing trend of children being killed and maimed by vehicles—often their family’s own SUVs and minivans—backing out of...

bumping

bumping  n.— «The contract eliminates a practice known as “bumping,” which allows a senior assistant principal to take an open position in the school even if the principal at that school thinks that he or she is not the best...

framing

framing  n.— «There are also mindgames going on behind the plate. Catchers often try to pull in pitches that miss off the plate in an effort to get strikes called, a process called “framing.” That effort is, of course, helped by knowing...

wash sale

wash sale  n.— «To tackle the problem, the European market set up a system that allowed market participants to simultaneously liquidate a Eurodollar position on the CME and rebuild the same one on Euronext.liffe. However, a CME rule...

madness ambassador

madness ambassador  n.— «The jollity can be laboured, too. Parade marshals now taking up position on Duval St are called “madness ambassadors.” We “robed revellers” are exhorted to be “frolicsome” and...