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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...

state capture

state capture  n.— «This is primarily as a result of what is called “state capture,” whereby the status quo is protected by those in power and who themselves set the laws and regulations.» —“Arab economies will not grow...

little red dot

little red dot  n.— «This “City of Flight” status, among Singapore’s many other accomplishments, is another stride towards becoming one of the great cities of the world. Surely, the “little red dot” on the map must...

BOAT

BOAT  n.— «He painted a picture of the trading desk as a blokey, aggressive but collegiate place to work, where a “big personality” was required and the term BOAT—”Biggest Of All Time”—was coined to describe the...

sequencing

sequencing  n.— «These days O’Connor has a new status in women’s circles. She is now the mother of “Sequencing,” a new fancy word that means delaying your career until your children are in school.» —“Feminists on O’Connor:...

purple

purple  adj.— «It must accept the idea that a cost of jointness is the assignment of personnel to action-officer status who will do “purple work” that may have no direct connection to day-to-day Coast Guard business...