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snipe

snipe  n.— «Networks are also experimenting with something called snipes. Similar to ABC’s icons, snipes are visual effects that take place in the lower right hand corner of the screen during a show. Shows on TNT, for example, may include...

green tape

green tape  n.— «“Green tape” is a new buzz word in a business community cautious that new environmental regulations might come hand in hand with excessive bureaucratic processes. A study released this week warned that green tape...

tape bomb

tape bomb  n.— «Wall Street traders like to call unexpected news events “tape bombs.” The terminology presumably dates back to the days when the physical flow of ticker tape delivered the latest ups and downs of stock price...

dead man’s switch

dead man’s switch  n.— «This pyrotechnic crew won’t be sitting around, though, until the “dead man’s switch,” as it is called, is clicked to start the show. Until then, they’re moving boxes, cutting tape and sorting through...

Friedman unit

Friedman unit  n.— «Apparently Tom Friedman is saying alternative energy development is about one or two Friedman unit’s (F.U.”s) away. Check back in December!» —“I’m currently watching a tape of last night’s Daily...

hunnerd-mile-an-hour tape

hunnerd-mile-an-hour tape  n.— «In General Aviation, they call it “hunnerd-mile-an-hour” tape, for obvious if not comforting reasons.» —“Re: How do I ride to work?” by Aaron Usenet: rec.bicycles...