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smash cake

smash cake  n.— «Some parents purchase a “smash cake,” a mini-version of the large cake, for the toddler to destroy while the party attendants enjoy the main cake.» —“Inventive Cakes, How Sweet” by Cindy...

on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «The purchase from the salesman is an exception in a business where buying goods on “memo” is the norm. Instead of taking merchandise on consignment, or memo, Friedman and his buyers bargain down the price...

knock down

knock down  n.— «Don’t think you’ll actually live in the place, though. In the parlance of the area, it’s called a “knock down.” After purchase, you would be expected to knock it down and build a multi-million dollar McMansion on the site...

clen

clen  n.— «Jackie Warner and fellow LA trainer Chad Mouton say more and more women are using the drug clenbuterol, a potentially lifethreatening steroid-like substance, to slim down ridiculously quickly. Legal only for use in horses—it was...

customer of size

customer of size  n.— «“Since 1980, Southwest Airlines has encourages customers of size to purchase a second seat, if required. Our suggestion,” quoting the airline, “for the greatest advantage to the customer of size is to...

libel tourism

libel tourism  n.— «British law requires the loser in a court case to pay the winner’s court costs. This is the real attraction for shady millionaires: the chance to bankrupt their opponents into silence. Because of this, Britain has...

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