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politrics

politrics  n.pl.— «If that is so then Amir is learning, among other aspects of his professional education, that boxing “politrics,” as Lennox Lewis famously termed it, can be as hurtful as the punches.» —“Boxing: The boy...

bent

bent  n.— «The Union Cycliste Internationale, the governing body of international racing, banned recumbents after a ’bent rider began winning professional road races and shattering records in the early 1930s.» —by Ben...

slump buster

slump buster  n.— «We may have to go to strength here, to the wives of our professional athletes, the women who deal with reality every day while their husbands entertain us with their games and themselves with their “slump...

stinger

stinger  n.— «The London-born special-ed physical education professional suffered what in gridiron parlance is called a stinger. Nothing to be afraid of, they say. It’s just like whacking your funny bone and having that shiver go down your...

kayfabe

kayfabe n. the showbiz and stagecraft of professional wrestling, including the ring personas of professional wrestlers, especially when maintained in public; insider knowledge of professional wrestling. Also keyfabe. Editorial Note: The historical...

laying pipe

laying pipe  n.— «“laying pipe”: writing and delivering the onerous dialogue which provids backstory and the plot facts needed to support the weight of the funny (or interesting). Exposition, kids, and it ain’t fun. Example:...