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Bum Rush

Chris from Castro, New York, is curious about bum rush or bum’s rush, which refers to forcibly removing someone from an establishment. In 1987, Public Enemy’s debut album Yo! Bum Rush the Show popularized the use of bum rush to mean...

porkulus

porkulus  n.— «This massive porkulus—it’s not a stimulus, it’s a porkulus—this porkulus spending extravaganza has been flatly rejected by the Office of Management and Budget and Wall Street.» —“Our EIB Week in Review: “Support...

midnight rule making

midnight rule making  n.— «Anticipating an end-of-administration rush to churn out hundreds of regulations—a practice known as “midnight rule making”—the White House counseled agencies to restrain themselves. “We need to continue [our]...

century

century  n.— «Together we’ve ridden thousands of miles on California’s back roads, frequently riding the organized cycling outings referred to as centuries. Riding 100 miles on a bike (there is usually a 62 mile so-called metric century...

plat rush

plat rush  n.— «The notification that Prescott’s AMA was in a state of Groundwater Mining meant that the amount of water that can be taken out of the ground is capped. Period. But, in Prescott’s case it wasn’t immediate...

flour gold

flour gold  n.— «You can find nuggets. California is renowned for having larger pieces. But primarily what you’re going to find at first is fine gold, or flour gold as they call it. That’s all worth money too. Don’t throw it out, or be...