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fun with two

fun with two  n.— «What followed for Franklin was a giant seal of approval, an “oh, that’s why these guys are 15-2” statement. Franklin had what the kids call “fun with two,” as five straight batters reached base as...

whoa up

whoa up  v.— «Stewart couldn’t “whoa up” his car, as they say in NASCAR, and rammed into Sadler.» —“Busch smokes competition to win at Dover” by Bill Fleischman Daily News (Philadelphia...

win

win  n.— Note: This is a slang us of “win” as a mass noun. «Wow, I never knew the Smooth Criminal video was a tribute to Astaire! This is great, full of win.» —“Astaire/Jacko mashup video: Smooth Criminal” by...

cover pricing

cover pricing  n.— «The four-year investigation—one of the OFT’s biggest—centred on a practice known as cover pricing, in which construction firms secretly agreed the prices they would submit during a tender process. A firm that did not...

cooler

cooler  n.— «To win a multi-day tournament, a player must be able to overcome the inevitable bad beat or “cooler,” which is defined as a great hand that just runs into a better hand (for example K-K vs. A-A). The way players respond to...

The Secret Language of Families

Hello, everybody! Welcome to another newsletter from the A Way with Words crew. Grant is hunkered down in 17-degree weather in New York, Martha is hang-gliding in the Sierras, and the quiz guys aren't sure how to leave the house, even if...