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sacarse la daga

sacarse la daga  n.— «“El Chino se saco la daga en el baseball game, when he hit a home run.” “Simon, Meme, era el hero for the day.”…”El Chino (curly hair) did awesome at the baseball game, when he hit a...

mordida

mordida  n.— «“Ya le dimos dos mordidas,” he said. According to the government, Peña meant, “Well, we already gave him two bribes,” and “him” referred to Martin.» —“Bribery trial may turn on a...

MTA

MTA  n.— «You’ve seen them in commercials, soap operas, even the movies. They’re MTA’s—models-turned-actresses.» —“Gwyneth Paltrow gives model performance, but that’s not good” by Bruce Westbrook Houston...

thumper

thumper  n.— «The .243 has excellent accuracy, minimal recoil, and surprising clout (with a 100-grain factory bullet), making it a good choice for a light-framed youngster or lady, or any shooter skittish of “kick.” But it’s...

canton

canton  n.— «Rumaldo says “oye chief, a donde vas?” Jaramillo replies, “pues voy al canton a ver a la jefa.” Rumaldo wants to know where Jaramillo is going. Jaramillo says he’s going to the house to see him mom...

noodle

noodle  v.— «If blasting away at fish strikes some as crude, it’s nothing next to noodling. Variously known as hand grabbing, hogging, grabbling, stumping and dogging (depending on what part of the country you’re in), noodling, as they...