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jerker

jerker  n.— «Lewis is one of several Cayman “jerkers”—as they’re called—other prominent ones being Tony Bodden, Seymour Silburn and Merilda Wright. Lewis though, doesn’t exactly do it all by himself. He is the deft barbecuing...

goat grab

goat grab n. at gatherings or celebrations in the Middle East, a communal self-served meal of meat and vegetables eaten with the hands. Editorial Note: This term is used informally by Anglophones not native to the culture. The food eaten in a goat...

goat grab

goat grab  n.— «The Saudi soldiers feted the Americans, offering them juice, tea and platters of lamb and rice. Diemler explained it was “goat-grab,” where “you tear off a piece of meat with your hands, mix it with rice...

rice bowl

rice bowl  n.— «Gingrich pledged “to cooperate in any way I can on a bipartisan basis in really rethinking all of this” because the effort is “going to require not only reshaping the rice bowls at the Pentagon but...

rice bowl

rice bowl  n.— «But some also comes from an institutional, bureaucratic drive to have more airplanes and a bigger share of Navy and Defense Department budgets. “The air-systems people saw that whole program as a gigantic rice bowl...

rice bowl

rice bowl n. in the military, a jealously protected program, project, department, or budget; a fiefdom. Etymological Note: Perhaps related to the Chinese concept of the rice bowl as a metaphor for the basic elements required to live, as seen, for...