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rake

rake  v.— «It’s as big a part of Baseball 101 vernacular as “that outfielder has a hose,” (a strong throwing arm), “the kid can really rake” (swing that bat) and “he can mash the ball” (hit for power)...

FLOHPA

FLOHPA  n.— «If Kerry wins Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania—the battleground trifecta being referred to as “FLOHPA”—Bush would need to hold all of his red states and win two Democratic-leaning states.» —“Eight states too...

rake

rake  v.— «After almost a century in which anguish has accumulated like autumn leaves, New England wakes up this morning toasting a team that, in the current baseball parlance, really “rakes.”» —“Boston’s long wait finally...

chase the dragon

chase the dragon  v.— «According to witnesses, Binion never injected or snorted heroin. He preferred to inhale the vapors after heating the black tar on a piece of aluminum foil. Baden characterized this method, also known as...

blue room

blue room
 n.— «The blue room—The mess hall for superior officers, or captains and above.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

pass day

pass day
 n.— «Pass day—An officer’s day off.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)