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boot room

boot room  n.— «Bill Shankly began it when he became Liverpool manager in 1959. Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan, who went on to win four European Cups between them, spent long hours during their formative coaching years under Shankly discussing...

sea turtle

sea turtle  n.— «At the start, graduates of schools like Stanford and Berkeley who returned to China with an M.B.A were able to command Western-style salaries, so more followed in their wake. Native punsters referred to them as “sea...

counter-recruiter

counter-recruiter  n.— «The Bellevue father and some other Eastside parents are working to get the word out about recruiting activities in schools at a time they feel the armed forces are aggressively targeting their children. The parents...

awfulize

awfulize  v.— «It is a most common experience in law schools to have someone say, of some action or state of events, “how awful,” with the clear implication that reversing it will de-awfulize the world to the full extent of the...

lockbox

lockbox  n.— «During the Kansas special session, a provision holding up a $33 million payment to schools became a “lockbox.”» —“Legislative Lingo” by Jim Sullinger in Topeka, Kan. Kansas City...

Kelly hour

Kelly hour  n.— «Education Secretary Ruth Kelly will set out her personal vision for a £680 million programme to transform schools into community centres on Monday.…A senior Education Department source said the changes will be...