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red seat

red seat  n.— «Charlie Melancon’s victory in the bayou region of Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District proved that Democrats could win seats held by Republicans, or as he called them, “red seats.”» —“Democrats put best...

chipping

chipping  n.— «He was called on constantly to help out overmatched right tackle Grant Williams on pass protection, and when he did, Jackson slammed his 6-foot-2, 231-pound body into 49er pass rushers like a bone-jarring battering ram. In...

boots on the ground

boots on the ground n.pl. personnel deployed under military command. Editorial Note: Boot dates to before World War II as indicating a military recruit or a green enlisted man. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

boots on the ground

boots on the ground  n.pl.— «Our cooperation with “boots on the ground” helps assure their future military and political cooperation while increasing United States influence worldwide.» —“FY 97 Defense...

book bias

book bias  n.— «The case against former El Paso natural gas trader Todd Geiger, who pleaded guilty last year, includes e-mails in which his colleagues discuss whether to report only real trades or include “book bias”—trader...

WTC cough

WTC cough  n.— «The term “WTC cough” was coined to describe ailments that could not be clearly characterized in this group, but the addition of end-expiratory CT revealed abnormalities beyond the mild changes that can be seen...

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