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sweetening

sweetening  n.— «I’m not going to claim that nothing I ever wrote or produced got juiced up in post-production. But I never had anything to do with the laugh-track process—called sweetening. I always left that to the line producer, and my...

pea-shake house

pea-shake house  n.— «There were many times that his father went to the local pea shake house and turned 25 cents into 25 dollars to support a family of nine. This is how he grew up and still today people are using ticket houses to make...

pea shake

pea shake  n.— «Sweet pea and vermouth don’t report to anyone at IFD and they have absolutly no responsibilities what so ever other than to mingle and rub elbows anlong with some pea shake activities. Oh don’t gorget the 300 east...

pea shake

pea shake  n.— «When multiple claims are made for one horse, the winner is decided by lot, with the clerk of scales and the track’s claiming agent as witnesses. The drawing procedure is called shaking the peas. When a horseman attempts to...

pea-shake

pea-shake  n.— «Four times a day, six days a week, dozens of cars converge on Gypsy’s, a pea-shake house on the Near Westside, to wait on “the shake,” the drawing of the winning numbers.» —“Harmless fun or illegal blights...

shake and bake

shake and bake  n.— «They go through what is called shake n’ bake training and it’s something the public has never seen before…until now.…At first, the men are timed. They get all their gear on in about 30 seconds. But the...