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poverty pimp

poverty pimp  n.— «Perez, the community activist, said a pejorative term—”poverty pimps”—has emerged in the nonprofit field to describe charitable service providers that do little or nothing to create lasting solutions, and...

red

red  n.— «He extended his stop sign, the bus’s red lights started flashing, and its interior lights turned on. As a 10th-grade boy started to cross the road, a silver sports utility vehicle came screaming by. The young man jumped out of...

Stephen Girard job

Stephen Girard job n. a task or occupation comprised of make-work or busywork; a repetitive undertaking. Editorial Note: This term does not appear to have ever been common. Thanks to Bill Simon of Garvey Schubert Barer for suggesting this term...

red-celling

red-celling  n.— «To help companies prepare for such scenarios, Martin recommends a process known as red-celling. By gathering together key employees and setting them the task of working out how they would go about attacking the company...

chiefs disease

chiefs disease  n.— «The CHP’s fraud task force investigated possible abuse of disability retirement, specifically among its highest ranking officers.…Most startling of all, 80 percent of assistant chiefs retired on disability...

alligator arms

alligator arms  n.pl.— «But Shell wouldn’t take Moss to task for short-arming catches—an affliction commonly called “alligator arms.”» —“Moss has a case of the dropsies” by Jason Jones in...

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