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iimbovane

iimbovane  n.— «Virtually everyone…has been able to talk about what is euphemistically called iimbovane [ants]. These are hired guns [who] are in the service of taxi associations for the elimination of rivals.» —“Taxi bosses...

bank in a suitcase

bank in a suitcase  n.— «In effect we have had to take our bank to them. To do this we have introduced portable branches as well as what is sometimes called the “bank in a suitcase”—a mobile device using advanced satellite...

panel beating

panel beating  n.— «De Villiers and Goosen, according to trial testimony, conducted a blood-oath ceremony pledging secrecy among members of their all-white police riot squad before going into the Craddock township on July 26, 1986, on what...

crosstitution

crosstitution  n.— «The derogatory term “crosstitution” has been used to describe the process—introduced by constitutional amendment—that allows politicians to move from one party to another without losing their seats...

mollycuddle

mollycuddle  v.— «Hugging, the boffins claim, releases a feel-good hormone that can reduce the risk of heart disease, cut stress and promote longevity. It’s a discovery as welcome as any wonder drug. And it looks like introducing a new...

front up

front up  v. phr.— «After his third loss on the trot, the second defeat conceded after having a significant lead, Jones was, to use an Australianism, “fronting up” to the stick he knew he and his team were bound to cop...

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