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leave money on the table

leave money on the table  v. phr.— «The ideal offering, investment bankers say, is one that rises to a small premium. A small price rise presumably gives the initial investors confidence in the company, and also confirms the sagacity of...

black box settlement

black box settlement  n.— «“This is what industry calls a ‘black box’ settlement,” said Jim Greenwood, director of the Office of Consumer Counsel, which participated in the settlement. “What it means is that although the...

covering

covering  n.— «“It all kind of goes hand-in-hand. The modesty. The home schooling. The home churching. Covering. Looking for the off-the-grid lifestyle. It’s part of a huge movement.”…Via e-mail discussion lists and websites...

stoping

stoping  n.— «Plutons have long been assumed to form commonly from large accumulations of magma that rise from the lower crust by a process known as stoping. In this process, chunks of a magma chamber’s roof break off and fall to the...

mersa

mersa  n.— «Its full name is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Commonly called “mersa,” the infection can spread through person to person contact or even though an object an infected person has touched, and it...

tartan noir

tartan noir  n.— «Scottish detective fiction, or Tartan Noir as it’s called, with its brooding sensibility, brutal humor and fixation on the nature of guilt and punishment, has more in common with the Russian novel than it does with...