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cafeteria pricing

cafeteria pricing  n.— «However, there is a catch: a policy Diffenderffer refers to as “cafeteria” pricing. Skybus charges $5 for each checked piece of luggage. Like Southwest, flights are open seating, but you can pay $10 for...

hammer-in

hammer-in  n.— «At a hammer-in held last Saturday at the home of New Bedford’s George Rebello, a couple dozen knife makers from across New England and New Jersey forged, hammered and shaped steel into handsome knives.…Rebello founded...

spave

spave  v.— «My oldest daughter’s friend Polly calls bargain hunting “spaving,” which she defines as “spending to save… because while you are spending money, you’re actually saving on the full price.” I like...

competitive food

competitive food  n.— «Candy bars, soda, other sugary drinks, chips and cookies are called “competitive foods” because they are sold in competition with meals partly subsidized through the National School Lunch and Breakfast...

marslops

marslops  n.— «Leased by Trafigura, a global oil and metals trading company, it was pausing on its way to Estonia to unload what the company said was 250 tons of “marslops” or “regular slops.” That is the wash water from cleaning a ship’s...

dead wagon

dead wagon n. a vehicle used as part of a protection racket in which uncooperative distributors of milk, soda fountain syrups, or other products are forced out of business by undercutting their prices and other tactics. Editorial Note: This term is...