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mug it

mug it  v. phr.— «La Russa knew it would have haunted him the rest of his life if the Cardinals, in his colorful euphemism, “mugged it.” “It was just concern we were going to be part of history in the worst kind of...

bag skate

bag skate  n.— «A legendary sign of trouble when players arrive for practice is that there are no pucks out. That means it’s a “bag skate,” a vigorous, sprint-heavy, all-skating workout that is often punishment. The exact...

spinning

spinning  n.— «Handing out chunky pieces of a hot IPO has led to trouble in other markets. Several years ago, U.S. regulators cracked down on a practice known as spinning, in which investment banks steered hot IPO shares to preferred...

lane-flushing

lane-flushing  n.— «The first priority is the mission of the department, which is to keep the wrong people and the wrong items out of the country. On that, they can never compromise. Speeding the interview process is strictly taboo, Perry...

hubby-sitter

hubby-sitter  n.— «The singer has hired a male nanny to keep Kevin Federline out of trouble with girls, booze and bar fights. In America, they call him a “hubby-sitter.” In Britain we’ve got another name for it. Sneak...

steady ticket

steady ticket  n.— «I worked day labor for quite some time before I realized how “tied” you end up being to that dead-end…I mean, you get paid every day, but if you wanna keep getting paid, you gotta come back every day...