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Big Pharma

Big Pharma  n.— «Big Pharma, as it is known, offered everything: the hopes and dreams we have of it; its vast, partly realized potential for good; and its pitch-dark underside, sustained by huge wealth, pathological secrecy, corruption and...

scarecrow house

scarecrow house  n.— «Even when potential buyers know what happened within the walls, attractive homes with lethal histories often are quickly snapped up.…Wilmington agent Vivian Kelleher said buyers eligible for Veteran’s...

unk-unk

unk-unk  n.— «Many unknowns are evident at the beginning, and may be called “known unknowns.” These are identified early as potential problem areas and are therefore singled out for examination and resolution.…However...

talent bucket

talent bucket  n.— «Ted had just about everything the talent bucket could provide, but he wasted most of it. He’s my pick for the best natural footballing talent I’ve ever seen who didn’t half live up to his potential.» —“Re: Dr Who’s...

pod-slurping

pod-slurping  n.— «The popular Apple iPod, and other portable music players, have been identified as a potential security risk for computer networks. There’s even a slick phrase to describe the practice of stealing corporate information...

home stager

home stager  n.— «Hadda turned to a surprising source for help: the “home stager” she’d hired earlier to strip the personality from her old home so it would be more attractive to potential buyers.» —“Act II for Home...

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