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put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone  v. phr.— «Bob comes in and said, “Who are you, what are doing here, where’s Linda?” and he just kept bantering me with all these questions, and I turned around and I said, “Who put a nickel in you...

alive day

alive day  n.— «Staff Sgt. Joshua Olson of Spokane called it his “Alive Day,” the first anniversary of the day he lost his leg in Iraq.» —“Spokane soldier who lost leg in combat celebrates ‘Alive Day’” by...

fussy cut

fussy cut  v.— «“Fussy cut” is quilters lingo for cutting out a small piece of fabric or an interesting design.» —“Pictures? Perfect Photo-transfer techniques allow you to incorporate the family into home decor” by...

Spokompton

Spokompton  n.— «She used to refer to Spokane, where she lives, as “Spokompton” on bad days and “Spoke Vegas” on good ones. Now she simply refers to it as “Spokannabis.”» —“Kid...

Spoke Vegas

Spoke Vegas  n.— «She used to refer to Spokane, where she lives, as “Spokompton” on bad days and “Spoke Vegas” on good ones. Now she simply refers to it as “Spokannabis.”» —“Kid...

snag

snag  n.— «Cash L. Hopkins, 25, an inmate from the Indian Ridge Corrections Center in Snohomish County, was killed Aug. 18 at the Ace Creek fire when a burning snag fell on him.» —“Forest-Fire Death Spurs State Review” in...