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name-shame-blame

name-shame-blame  v. phr.— «Of the 150 instances of abuse that they cite, I reckon that probably only a small number will be genuine, but proving this is even more difficult in today’s climate of “name-shame-blame, whatever the truth...

max up

max up  v. phr.— «He said he was “maxed up” on all his credit cards. There was no shame in his voice. In fact there was a certain pride. He seemed to think it was pretty cool to be in debt; “live life to the max”...

shamburger

shamburger  n.— «At the South Bank Polytechnic, a team of food scientists is labouring to produce a bean burger made of tempeh (fermented rice and soya beans). They call it a Shamburger. I call it a shame.» —“You don’t have to mortify...

light a bulb

light a bulb  v. phr.— «Lame Deer District Councilman Jace Killsback said drug users have “no shame” and will smoke meth in public. Using the slang of his 20-something generation, Killsback said they “light a bulb in...

stringer

stringer  n.— «Twitchathons, which are held across the country in spring, rely on the honesty of competitors, and perhaps the fear of the ultimate birdwatching shame—being labelled a “stringer,” the term for those suspected of...

moobie

moobie  n.— «Perhaps we plumbed new depths in the annals of body tyranny last week when The Sun published a hall of shame of “moobies”—its neologism for male boobs.» —“Do my moobs look big in this?” by Deirdre...