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Ohio Ring

Ohio Ring  n.— «The New York senator’s plan for victory revolves around duplicating her Ohio victory in four neighbouring states: the so-called Ohio Ring, of Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Each has the same rust-belt...

winter legs

winter legs  n.pl.— «I had been sporting what most women like to call “winter legs”—a reference to some hairy undergrowth—but what I like to describe as my “Tommy Sheridan shrubbery.” Waxing, shaving and plucking...

one eyebrow salute

one eyebrow salute  n.— «Some people do give what I call “the one eyebrow salute” when I tell them I’m a single male foster carer.…But I guess that’s down to the fact that it’s more common for guys to be seen as abusers...

freedom bag

freedom bag  n.— «A range of see-through bags aimed at commuters left nervous by the London bombings was launched yesterday. It is claimed the “freedom bags” will make passengers feel more at ease on the Tube, on buses and in...

fluorescent tan

fluorescent tan  n.— «If you’re trying to sort out your London parking-ticket problem, you’re speaking to someone getting a fluorescent tan in a tin shed just outside Forres.» —“Are call centres the answer or the end of the line...