Zero-hour contract

2016-04-08 11:09

A zero-hour contract is a deal between an employer and an employee which doesn’t guarantee a minimum amount of work.

Place to blow off some steam?

2016-04-05 15:36

To blow off steam means to release and let go, to get rid off some of the pent-up pressure.

Dog whistle politics

2016-03-29 11:32

Dog whistle politics essentially refers to a form of politician’s rant that’s aimed at a particular audience.

Local democracy bites the dust

2016-03-25 10:41

When local democracy is described as biting the dust, it means the democracy is all but dead at the local level.

Stop on a dime?

2016-03-22 13:41

To say a person can stop and turn on a dime, it means he is really nimble and agile.

Social fabric?

2016-03-18 13:24

Social fabric refers to the basic structures of society, especially people-to-people relationships.

Con artist?

2016-03-15 11:18

Con artists have elevated their con game to an art form.

Hit the hay?

2016-03-11 11:40

“Hit the hay” is an American idiom for going to bed, going to sleep.

In the doghouse?

2016-03-08 11:36

Whenever we say someone finds themselves in the doghouse, we mean to point out that they’re fallen out of favor.

Donald Trump is “a…birther and bully”

2016-03-04 11:35

Birther is a word referring to a person who doubts the birthplace of President Barack Obama.

On a wing and a prayer

2016-03-02 08:56

“On a wing and a prayer” originally referred not to a bird but an airplane with a wing injured.

Peer review

2016-02-26 15:05

Peer review is the expert opinion of the people who share your profession or interest.

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