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maternal profiling

maternal profiling  n.— «Only 22 states and Puerto Rico specifically prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants’ marital status. That means “maternal profiling” is a real problem for many women.» —“‘Maternal...

belly button

belly button  n.— «One is that we have put in place a clear chain of command. There is a single belly button now that is responsible for the status of the I.T. infrastructure in the department—the four-star.» —“U.S. Representative...

junque

junque  n.— «There is junk mail and there is junque mail, the classy kind whose entertainment value far exceeds its bulk rate status.» —“Junk Mail Delivers Odd Offer” by J.E. McReynolds Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma...

portal combat

portal combat  n.— «Egosurfing, the popular pastime of surfing to find your own name in cyberspace, has acquired a cutthroat cousin: portal combat. Where once you could claim a certain status simply by appearing online, today’s Internet...

jumbo jet people

jumbo jet people  n.pl.— «Now your biggest concern, despite the headlines, really isn’t boat people is it? It’s jumbo jet people who come here on proper visas and then overstay and claim refugee status?» —“Sunday: Philip Ruddock...