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refilling

refilling  n.— «The country’s largest telecommunications operator, Econet Wireless, has installed highly sophisticated software to track down fraudsters who have been prejudicing the company of millions of dollars in potential earnings...

hold five

hold five  v. phr.— «As the justices write and circulate their drafts, colleagues might have second thoughts about how they voted right after oral arguments. The author of the opinion for the court tries not to lose the majority (five of...

ecosavant

ecosavant  n.— «Then there’s Al Gore. During the 2000 election, the press seized on the conceit that Gore was too eager to please, too deferential, too indecisive. Today Gore is still the proto beta male—the on-again-off-again beard, the...

jughead

jughead  n.— «There has long been a rivalry between the “runners” as the thoroughbreds are more commonly called, and the “jugheads” which running horse people sometimes call standardbreds.» —“Jockeys at great...

hair on it

hair on it  v. phr.— «TOO HAIRY. Perhaps the biggest potential woe in a WorldCom asset deal: A new owner would still be liable for any fines levied by the government. And a large fine or indictment of senior management or the company as a...

beachfront property

beachfront property  n.— «It is referred to as the last beachfront property in the wireless world—a prized swath of spectrum that is about to be sold at federal auction. And it has touched off an intense lobbying effort pitting cellular...

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