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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...

pay-for

pay-for  n.— «Democrats—do Democrats oppose the policies reflected in the tax provisions in the minimum wage bill? If a pay-for could be found, do you have any problem, since this is what—a much smaller tax provision than the vetoed bill...

stovepipe

stovepipe  v.— «“They got him on the ground and he was still pulling the trigger, but the gun had stovepiped,” Werner said, using a term for when pistol jams and does not retract into the firing position.» —“Officers subdue...