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bootleg

bootleg  v.— «As the railcars were about to turn around to head back to Strasburg, a commuter train en route to Lancaster and Harrisburg whooshed by on adjacent tracks about 100 feet away.…Narcoa members risk expulsion if they...

piggybacking

piggybacking  n.— «Sometimes schools will have a student start the lesson by driving another student home, a practice known as “piggybacking.” If there is another student in the car, ask where your teen will be driving and...

run wild

run wild  v. phr.— «His usual workweek is a five-day, four-night route around California or the Southwest—”running wild” in Wal-Mart trucker parlance—delivering goods to stores, used pallets to warehouses and...

slip lane

slip lane  n.— «The proposed improvements include an “exclusive southbound channelized right turn lane with full acceleration lane to facilitate easier truck movements as the intersection is designated as a preferred truck route in...

pasture puff

pasture puff  n.—Gloss: a horse or other animal that has been retired from a working life. «I’d rather not go the injection route in a horse his age. His best days are behind him, and now he’s just a pasture puff. I just want him to be a...

own a blackout

own a blackout  v. phr.— «Otherwise take any taxi plying the Blue Town route at the busy taxi rank and tell the driver- as confidently as possible, or with a good dose of Dutch courage- to take you to Mma-Ten Days. He will deliver you at...