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tagbanger

tagbanger  n.— «They’re in a no-man’s land,” Lucero said, referring to how Denver police have trouble tracking which taggers are becoming violent. “We know who the hard-core members of the hard-core gangs are. But these are new...

treatment mall

treatment mall  n.— «Mary Nell Clark, managing director of University Legal Services, said she learned that the trouble occurred in what is known as the treatment mall, a common area where patients are bought for classes and other...

who laid the rail

who laid the rail adv. phr. in the forms from or to or until or for or since who laid the rail: with all possible speed, force, or action; completely, thoroughly, excessively, endlessly, limitlessly; quickly; forever, always, since time immemorial...

zombie debt

zombie debt  n.— «In the past few years a number of collection companies have cropped up specializing in what are called “zombie debts.” The companies buy old debt that is no longer enforceable. They then call the borrowers and...

san man

san man  n.— «You can go your whole life without ever having to call a fireman, and if you’re lucky you’ll never have to call a cop, but you want to see a sanitation worker every day. If every san man in the world packs up his...

leave (something) on the table

leave (something) on the table  v. phr.— «(Fear of concussions) was a factor in retiring, but not the overriding factor.…I always wanted to leave something on the table. And when I retired, I always wanted to remember what I left on...