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Last Straw vs. Last Draw

What do you call that last small irritation, burden, or annoyance that finally makes a situation untenable? Is it the last straw or the last draw? Hint: it has nothing to do with a shootout at the OK corral. This is part of a complete episode.


bulldogging  n.— «Considering the sheep are ovine, not canine, it is ironic that the term for this type of capture is “bulldogging.”…Cornelius said the key to bulldogging was to get as close as possible one or two metres...

beer tie

beer tie  n.— «Talk to pub landlords and one of the most insistent complaints is something called the “beer tie.” It means that not only must they pay rent to the PubCo that owns their premises—they must buy all their beer from...

Tide Me Over

A caller has a friendly disagreement with a pal: Is the expression “tide me over” or “tie me over”? Hint: The answer she gets should tide her over. This is part of a complete episode.

prawn sandwich brigade

prawn sandwich brigade  n.— «At 2:55 p.m., I was sitting in the directors’ box with what is known as the “Prawn sandwich brigade,” a derogatory term for the club’s VIPs. And as the tension grew in the stands, I felt a little silly sitting...


wedcast  n.—Gloss: a wedding broadcast over the Internet. «Weddings held in exotic locales seem ready-made for the small screen, as wedcasts provide a way for couples to tie the knot at a Florida resort or on a mountaintop in Hawaii while...