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Tingle table

Tingle table  n.— «Workers process the forms at something called Tingle tables, so named for Jim Tingle, an IRS employee who designed the tables back in the 1960s.» —“Due date to file U.S. taxes just around the corner” in...

brown-bag

brown-bag  v.— «On the farm, brown-bagging is the practice of selling harvested, government-protected varieties of seed to other farmers for future planting at discount prices. On Wednesday, in an 8-1 victory for the nation’s seed...

Super-Duper Tuesday

Super-Duper Tuesday  n.— «Texas lawmakers want in on Super-Duper Tuesday. That’s what some people call next year’s Feb. 5 presidential primary. It just added California to Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah. New Mexico...

buycott

buycott  n.— «This weekend, business owners are starting what’s called a buycott. They’re asking patrons to shop here and support them in their time of need.» —“Plans Underway for Redevelopment in Sugar House” by Gene...

shut up and color

shut up and color  v. phr.— «Veteran Cathcart and rookie George endure considerable ribbing from the fraternity of airline fliers. Cathcart has been subjected to every lawyer joke ever uttered, while George, as the new kid on the block, is...

Nazi method lab

Nazi method lab  n.— «The amount of “hazardous wastes” from an average Beavis-and-Butthead lab is relatively small. For “Nazi method” labs, such as the ones that are found in the Dakotas, it’s even smaller...