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big snip

big snip  n.— «Circumcision reared its head again this week, this time on Northern Exposure (ITV) Friday. Holling decides to take the big snip at age 63 in order to please girlfriend Shelly. The best line, delivered by Dr. Fleishman as he...

Darth Vader device

Darth Vader device  n.— «Losing weight can sometimes eliminate the condition, as can surgery on the back of the throat, but the standard treatment is to wear an “air splint,” a breathing mask that covers the nose and mouth and...

dolphin

dolphin  n.— «A huge floating crane was parked next to the Mukilteo ferry terminal Friday to repair damage done to the dolphins there. Dolphin is the term used to describe the large bumpers, sitting slightly out in the bay, which are used...

John Wayne contract

John Wayne contract  n.— «Previously GPs had what was known as the John Wayne contract, which meant whatever the hour, “a GP’s gotta do what a GP’s gotta do.”» —“What happened to the Saturday surgery?” by Simon...

meatball surgery

meatball surgery  n.— «Alternately, you have the style of surgery depicted on M.A.S.H.—the patient comes in all banged up, you zip him open, do the minimum amount of work required to repair the damage, and send him out. All this while...

Fox lips

Fox lips  n.pl.— «The new blond is lips, specifically what people inside the industry call “Fox lips,” and they are worn by Fox’s Laurie Dhue, Fox’s Gretchen Carlson, and MSNBC’s Rita Cosby, three top blondes. Achieved in the...