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snob yob

snob yob  n.— «The resort on the North Cornwall coast has become popular with pupils from public and private schools celebrating the end of term. Police officers have been granted special dispersal powers to break up large groups of...

permie

permie  n.— «Permaculturists—they call themselves “permies”—had converged on Merritt from as far away as Texas and Missouri.…Permaculture is clearly more than a style of gardening for these folks; it’s a way of life...

school resource officer

school resource officer  n.— «Surely, you are aware of what is euphemistically referred to as a “school resource officer.” That moniker has a nice, vanilla ring to it. But it doesn’t really get to the primary heart of the...

person of pallor

person of pallor  n.— «Joshua and Andy were rejected because their racial group was overrepresented in the schools they wanted to attend, not because the school was closed to everyone who shared their skin color. Although they were persons...

plastic chicken

plastic chicken  n.— «Chicken served in restaurants, hospitals and schools is still being pumped up secretly with water and proteins to increase its size and weight, The Times has learnt.…Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrats’...

tiger city

tiger city  n.— «UWO Chancellor Richard Wells is well aware of Wisconsin’s up-and-coming cities. They are often referred to as “tiger cities”—mid-sized metros with suburban, if not rural, fringes. They have developable land...

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