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office wife

office wife n. a female secretary or executive assistant; a female worker devoted to a powerful man to whom she is not married, especially a man in a hierarchically superior position; a female coworker who is a friend. Also office spouse, work wife...

office wife

office wife  n.— «Harriet Miers can withdraw her name, take the hit, and let the president’s protectors throw him in the car. Her toughness and professionalism would appear wholly admirable. She’d not just survive; she’d flourish, going...

shine

shine  n.— «They dressed in hip-hop “gangsta” style, and the Rosarios took pride in flashing jewelry (or “shine” as they called it).…Angel Rosario told his wife he’d told one member to sell his “shines” to help raise money for...

divorcio al vapor

divorcio al vapor  n.— «The demand for divorce is often so urgent that Ms. Villacres and other lawyers tell of a shadowy phenomenon known as divorcio al vapor—where a man eager to shed a wife files for divorce here and sends a summons to...

journalists’ colony

journalists’ colony  n.— «Mr Saeed Naqvi is a prominent editor in New Delhi whose wife insisted 12 years ago that he build a low-cost house on a cheap 500 sq m plot he had acquired under a scheme for a journalists’ colony.» —“Housing...

frogspawn

frogspawn  n.— «When Alfred Bird created his famous powder in 1846 (because his wife was allergic to the eggs found in real custard), he started a tidal wave of packet custard which, for some, is a childhood trauma on a par with tapioca...