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jockocracy

jockocracy  n.— «Could you explain in a little more depth what it means…this concept of jockocracy? Vic: Howard Cosell coined and popularized the term. He used it to refer to a mass migration of players from the playing field to the...

black aspirin

black aspirin  n.— «In the Granada documentary, Mr Johnson was asked about what patients described as the “black aspirin,” beating by staff. He said: “There are occasions when relationships have been less than...

on ramp

on ramp  n.— «According to the Harvard Business Review, 43 percent of professional women with children stop working for at least 2.2 years. Ninety-three percent of them would like to return, but they face road blocks. Only 40 percent find...

bucket biologist

bucket biologist  n.— «The balance of nature in every lake is so fine that an ignorant bucket biologist has the potential to plunder and vandalize a fishery.…Bucket biologists are hard at work all over the country. Walleyes are being...

uh oh boat

uh oh boat  n.— «As professional mariners, yacht captains are fairly well versed in securing their vessels for a storm. Many would agree that it’s often the owner-operator vessel that is poorly secured, breaks away, and causes damage in...

death match

death match  n.— «Black Jack Mulligan, a 320-pound giant from Texas, and 325-pound wrestler Superstar No. 2 will grapple tomorrow in a Texas death match as the featured attraction of a professional wrestling card at Maple Leaf Gardens...