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free-bagging

free-bagging  n.— «Some thieves infiltrate the store’s staff itself, working as cashiers to allow conspirators to stuff extra items in their bags at checkout—a practice called “free-bagging.”» —“Organized shoplifting rings...

flashbulb memory

flashbulb memory  n.— «The theory of “flashbulb memories” holds that shocking events—such as a presidential assassination—are created in a unique process that sears an image into the brain like a photo.» —“Remembering...

red light fever

red light fever  n.— «Red light fever is racing through the General Assembly. Officials in seven cities, including Wilmington, want to follow the lead of Charlotte and nab drivers who run red lights by photographing them in the act...

sneeze

sneeze  n.— «There will be innovations throughout, Morgan said, including ads no longer than 15 seconds. There will even be something called “sneezes,” few-seconds-long ads where a slogan will be announced.» —“Delmarva Broadcasting...

sugar huddle

sugar huddle  n.— «Keeler said the Hens may employ something called a “sugar huddle,” in which offensive linemen gather together and are given their play assignments quietly rather than having them yelled out.» —“Kevin...

melt

melt  n.— «Typically, university officials expect about 9 to 10 percent of students to change their minds and go elsewhere—a process known as “melt”—before school starts.» —“UNCW to house students in hotel” by...

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