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on the wheel

on the wheel  adj.— «On the wheel—A rotating work schedule, as 8 A.M.-to-4 P.M. shifts one week, 4 P.M.-to-midnight shifts the next week and midnight-to-8 A.M. shifts the next, complicated by the fact that many officers work four days on...

hangup

hangup
 n.— «Hangups—Suicides.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

stick list

stick list  n.— «Stick list—A list of correction officers who have been “stuck,” or compelled to work overtime.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued...

bang in

bang in v. to call in sick to work; (hence), to take a day off from work under false pretenses. Editorial Note: This is probably related to bang the books ‘to commit time and attendance fraud,’ which at least one source indicates is part of FBI...

scrumtrilescent

scrumtrilescent  adj.— «That show was delightful. No. No. It was brilliant. No, no, no, no. There is no word to describe its perfection, so I am forced to make one up. And I’m going to do so right now. Scrumtrilescent.» —“Inside the...

chippy

chippy  adj.— «Every once in a while, all the goodwill goes out the window. Every once in a while, things still get nasty and more than a little chippy.» —“Head games” by Don Banks Yahoo! Sports Oct. 3, 2004...