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go north with the club

go north with the club v. in baseball, to join a major league team (from a farm team or the minor leagues). Also go north with the team. Etymological Note: Baseball spring training is held in warm southern states, so to join the team as a regular...

jointery

jointery  n.— «Peacekeeping will have major procurement implications: there will be an emphasis on flexibility and amphibiosity and the marines will have a new significance. There are implications for heavy transport and training and for...

tissue

tissue  n.— «They get hired when they’re pregnant just so they can get benefits and be put on a tissue (a job that’s more secure and less demanding than working behind the truck, like being a clerk).» —“A weeklong electronic journal...

bonk

bonk  n.— «A simple anecdote was told about how one of the city’s firefighters was concerned that the “NC bonk”—a feature designed to alert him when the radio was out of signal range—had not activated recently and thus was...

toothing

toothing  n.— «Toothing takes bluejacking to an altogether different level or ballpark. An anonymous guide to toothing says: “Toothing is defined as a form of anonymous sex with strangers—usually on some form of transport or enclosed...

boot drop

boot drop  n.— «In Marine parlance, Nice was a “boot drop”—someone who had just joined the unit from basic training.» —“Death, duty in forgotten corner of war” by Doug Struck in Qaim...