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strap hanging

strap hanging  n.— «Usually the truck drivers wait at the opening of the valley for a U.S. Army patrol to pass and then they follow it, a practice soldiers have dubbed “strap hanging.” Lining the sides of the road are the...

cathedral thinking

cathedral thinking  n.— «Rogers described how he has embraced something called “cathedral thinking” and he was calling on the valley to join him. I cringed at first mention of the term, worried that he was going to digress into...

glue guy

glue guy  n.— «We had a lot of guys in that locker room who were what I like to call “glue guys” and not only was Jeremy a very good player but he was also a “glue guy” and very important to us.…He was one of...

sled head

sled head  n.— «There are ice heads and there are those who proudly call themselves sled heads because of their love for ancient snowmobiles.» —“Valley Sunflashes: Sled Heads Unite” Ottawa Sun (Ontario...

couch homelessness

couch homelessness  n.— «While there’s not a lot of pure homelessness in the Valley, there are a lot of people suffering what’s called “couch homelessness.”…Those are the people who can’t afford a place of their own, so they’re...

valley of death

valley of death  n.— «Several speakers referred to the difficulty in getting an innovation from the idea stage to the commercial stage, a gap referred to as the “valley of death.” Andrew Dearing, secretary general of the European...

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