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open the kimono

open the kimono  v. phr.— «It was believed that the wolf was shameful of sexual things, having no strong sexual instincts. He would never disclose his organ, but hide it behind his hanging tail. Should a person perchance see his sexual...

beasting

beasting  n.— «Once they were brought back with their plunder they were made to run in searing heat with boxes of dried milk on their heads. But then this “beasting,” in army parlance, turned worse when the Iraqis were split...

big dance

big dance  n.— «[Jim] Valvano was not totally disappointed. “I feel we deserve a spot in the N.C.A.A. tournament next week,” he said. “I think it would be a shame with 22 victories not to be invited to the big dance...

juniorization

juniorization  n.— «The survey spawned a terrible new word: juniorization. It covers a multitude of sins. When more experienced reporters left the profession because they were traumatized by covering the political violence that swept the...

monster

monster  n.— «My mother, who i do not smoke around, has been here and she doesnt even know why Im coughing. She found i smoke years ago but she doesnt know the symptoms enough to see the monster in her son. And I dont have that heart to...

wisdom of repugnance

wisdom of repugnance  n.— «Professor Nussbaum is certainly right that feelings of disgust, like feelings of shame, are extra- if not irrational: we don’t argue ourselves into disgust or shame: we feel it immediately. Professor Nussbaum is...