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hoofball

hoofball  n.— «They were told frequently, that if what was wrong was NOT Worthington to prove it by playing a more entertaining game than was being dished up week after week. They did nothing to show the fans any different to the growing...

work up

work up  v. phr.— «One day, as Dr. Meador tells it, a doctor-in-training was asked by his professor to define a well person. The resident thought for a moment. A well person, he said, is “someone who has not been completely worked up...

unsub

unsub  n.— «Button Up and four other “unsubs”—FBI shorthand for “unknown subjects”—together are thought to be responsible for more than 30 robberies, nearly one-third of the bank robberies committed in Washington...

couch rocket

couch rocket  n.— «The Couch Rocket!…My wife thought I was nuts when I bought an ’04 Spirit 1100. Before I knew it, she was hooked as a co-rider. Then we found the Wing. It’s simply an unbelievable machine. It does everything you ask...

pimping

pimping  v.— «When I started my third year, I thought that pimping was the most horrible thing on Earth.…You are asked questions in front of your peers by the person who makes out your grades in surgery. It’s the worst because you...

Texas hat trick

Texas hat trick  n.— «I was doing a game many years ago. A player scored four goals. I thought that I had heard someone refer to that as a “Texas hat trick,” so that’s what I called it. Everybody gave me these weird looks. They...