a secret action undertaken to influence the course of political events, as a government intelligence operation.
noun A rigorous initiation ceremony into a girls’ gang: At her court-in, a girl is christened with the nickname by which she will be known (1990s+ Street gang)
[kawr-tee-er, kohr-] /ˈkɔr ti ər, ˈkoʊr-/ noun 1. a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage. 2. a person who seeks favor by flattery, charm, etc. /ˈkɔːtɪə/ noun 1. an attendant at a court 2. a person who seeks favour in an ingratiating manner n. early […]
[kawrt-hous, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊs, ˈkoʊrt-/ noun, plural courthouses [kawrt-hou-ziz, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈkoʊrt-/ (Show IPA) 1. a building in which of law are held. 2. a county seat. /ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs/ noun 1. a public building in which courts of law are held n. late 15c., from court (n.) + house (n.). In Virginia and the Upper South, […]
- Cover the waterfront
verb phrase To be a complete account of something; be the whole story: Lake covers premarital agreements, no-fault divorce, even a will. That covers the waterfront [1930s+; fr the title of a 1932 book by Max Miller, a journalist, exposing crime and corruption on the waterfront]