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45

45  v.— «The Wildcats’ confidence has been growing every week. It started with a win over Fox, the No. 2 ranked team in Class B, when Thackerville 45’ed them (a term for the 45-point mercy rule used in 8-man football).» —“Wildcats...

malus

malus  n.—Gloss: A penalty for poor performance, the opposite of a bonus. «A report by Frankfurt-based Center for Financial Studies has coined a new word—malus. Malus is Latin for “bad” while bonus means “good.” It...

vulture

vulture  v.— «In 1959, baseball was knocked flat when Pirates reliever Elroy Face posted an 18-1 won-loss record, still perhaps the most impressive ever. But Holtzman was skeptical. He knew that many of those wins were, in today’s...

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...