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plural noun
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
The report warns that "endies" who do not own a home have almost no chance of buying one.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/09/2014 20:07:00


acronym for Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, used to refer to the economies of those countries
The 2014 Millionaire Race: Goodbye BRICs, Hello MINTs | In the list of countries set to create the most millionaires this year, the MINTs are posed to rank within the top eight ...
Submitted on 11/09/2014 15:35:00


a round pastry, usually filled with red bean or lotus seed paste, that Chinese people share and eat to celebrate the mid-autumn festival. The festival was originally dedicated to worship of the moon.
Giving mooncakes to relatives and business associates is an integral part of the festival.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/09/2014 15:44:00


social media optimization: the process of incorporating social media channels on a website in order to make it more attractive to its visitors
SMO, or social media optimization, is the perfect marriage between search engine optimization (SEO) and social media.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/09/2014 14:21:00


a movement of the foot towards the back of the leg (for example when standing on tiptoe)
Plantarflexion is when you move your foot downwards, toward the floor, like a ballet dancer does when they are en pointe.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/09/2014 10:36:00


a movement of the foot towards the shin
With adults the biggest thing I’ve been pushing on to people is dorsiflexion of your foot and ankle.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/09/2014 10:35:00


a kite-flying festival observed by Punjabis at the end of January or start of February
Sethi, a journalist by profession, had recently spoken about his desire to revive Basant, which he had described as an intrinsic part of Lahori culture.
Submitted by: Maryum Dilshad from Pakistan on 04/09/2014 19:12:00


when preceded by another noun: publications, broadcasts or collections of images that demonstrate an unhealthy or voyeuristic interest in a particular subject
The internet is full of productivity tips and techniques, more accurately known as productivity porn. | The spot really nails it because it's [... ] basically serving as catalog porn that makes you really, really want to flip through an IKEA catalog. | car/food/property porn
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/09/2014 17:50:00

media meshing

(also meshing)
the activity of using more than media type at the same time to do the same thing, for example texting or tweeting about a TV programme while watching it
Media meshing is a frequent activity: just under half (47%) of ‘meshers’ claim to do so daily.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/09/2014 17:48:00


(also media stacking; screen stacking)
the activity of doing different and unrelated things at the same time using multiple devices with a screen, for example, browsing the Internet while watching a TV programme
Among media stacking activities, Internet browsing is the most popular activity with 62 per cent of British TV viewers surfing while watching TV.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/09/2014 17:16:00


(also TPim)
Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure: in the UK, an order designed to restrict the movements and activities of people suspected of terrorist offences who cannot be prosecuted or deported
TPIM notices can include restrictions on movement, financial activity and communication.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/09/2014 09:58:00


a type of housing that consists of a combination of private homes and shared areas and facilities
London's first co-housing project strikes an elegant balance between communal living and leafy seclusion.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/09/2014 15:14:00


to read the Miranda warning to a suspect at the time of their arrest, informing them of their rights; used in US English
When they mirandize a suspect, the first thing they do is warn them that they have the right to remain silent.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/09/2014 12:45:00


adorable in a dorky way. A blend of the words 'adorable' and 'dorky'
Who could forget America’s most beloved and endearingly adorkable next-door neighbor of the 1990s?
Submitted by: Mahdiyeh from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 03/09/2014 12:43:00


happening on a large scale, referring to things that are not business related
The incidents are happening on an industrial level.
Submitted by: Addicted to words from Bulgaria on 01/09/2014 10:07:00


a novice keen on photography, an amateur photography enthusiast
The shutterbug would go to any extent to take a snap of the forbidden palace.
Submitted by: Annie from India on 01/09/2014 08:05:00

digital hermit

a person who avoids using modern technologies like e-mail or the Internet
Unless we want to become digital hermits, we ought to look to technology itself for solutions.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 31/08/2014 10:13:00


to give someone a first experience of something
One thing we need to do this weekend is start blooding some of the younger players.
Submitted by: rome on 30/08/2014 16:35:00

one-trick pony

someone who can do only one thing well or is interested in only one thing
Unlike some Eurosceptic Tories, Mr Carswell is not a one-trick pony.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/08/2014 10:19:00


a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
an ill-fated marriage to a society dame with a jones for bad boys | The aptly named Almond has a jones for almost any kind of candy.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/08/2014 10:12:00