Burn-rate



noun
Contemporary Examples

Mark McKinnon’s Memo to Romney Staffers: These Dark Days Will Pass Mark McKinnon March 16, 2012

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    a long, narrow stretch with a smoothed or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle, carriage, etc., between two or more points; street or highway. a way or course: the road to peace. a railroad. Often, roads. Also called roadstead. Nautical. a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may […]

  • Burn-rubber

    burn rubber Drive very fast, as in We’ll have to burn rubber to get there in time. In this bit of automotive jargon, the rubber refers to tires that heat up when they rotate suddenly at great speed. [ ; mid-1900s ]



  • Burnsides

    full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven. Historical Examples The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) […]

  • Burn-someone-down

    burn someone down To shoot someone To deflate; humiliate: He’s so cocky someone has to burn him down (1930s+)



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