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hero shot

hero shot  n.— «They get greedy. They don’t play smart. They try to hit what I call “hero shots” instead of smart shots. That means, they try to hit shots that, if they hit it 10 times, they might make it once.» —“Brian...

around-the-world

around-the-world  n.— «The Blue Devils (10-2, 3-0 ACC) needed a risky, yet phenomenal, over-the-shoulder shot from junior midfielder Brad Ross to get past the Cavaliers 7-6 in sudden-death overtime. His goal, commonly called an...

free shot

free shot  n.— «The current arrangement also means Baltimore City officials don’t have to give up their seats to run for the legislature or statewide office. The practice is called a “free shot.” McFadden did it in 1986 when...

chin check

chin check  n.— «I did not know, upon my arrival at the Durango Jail, that the “Woods” were part of the Aryan Brotherhood. I did, however, witness some of what can happen if jail protocol is not followed to the letter of the...

stovepipe

stovepipe  v.— «“They got him on the ground and he was still pulling the trigger, but the gun had stovepiped,” Werner said, using a term for when pistol jams and does not retract into the firing position.» —“Officers subdue...

scrap

scrap  n.— «According to Dowden, the three men had been barbequing when a man wearing all black and a hood shot them while shouting “scraps,” a derogatory term used by Nortenos to deride Surenos.» —“Alleged Gang Violence...

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