Home » rise » Page 14

Tagrise

slobber-knocker

slobber-knocker  n.— «This series is gonna be a real slobber-knocker, one of those classic situations where good pitching is gonna have to rise to the occasion and cancel out good hitting.» —by David Wells Perfect I’m...

kamikaze tourist

kamikaze tourist  n.— «Although fellow visitors to Baghdad or Kabul dub them the “Kamikaze tourists,” the Japanese media has come up with a more sophisticated term: heiwa boke—meaning “senility from peace...

spinky

spinky  adj.— «A true left will only rise in this country again if these spinky little liberals have the guts to lose some elections on principle.» —“Re: junior wrote, ‘Clinton is Having sex with a 13 yr old’” by Jan...

streetballer

streetballer  n.— «According to Grayson Boucher, a 21-year-old from Salem, Ore., known as the Professor, a streetballer is someone who wants to win at all costs, and will do whatever he can to do so. And he will rise above his competition...

enjo kosai

enjo kosai  n.— «The proliferation of online dating sites has led to a rise in enjo-kosai (“compensated dating”), a euphemism for teen prostitution, in which girls sleep with men they meet in chatrooms in exchange for cash or...

rocking chair job

rocking chair job  n.— «One way to finance a rise in wages, he said, would be to get rid of secretaries to secretaries, rocking chair jobs and jobs that overlapped.» —“Urge Pay Increase Before Aldermen” New York...