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second

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  • a brief period of time more than a second.
    I'll be there in a second.
                                                 

                                                                                                        

    Citation from "The Inner Circle", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 23 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                 

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                            

    Citation from "Dogpound", Louie (TV), Season 1 Episode 8 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Chapter 13", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 20 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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second base

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second shift

  • the "shift" of work handled by women at home, consisting of housework. (The "first shift" being their job.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Female Depression: Why Women Are Unhappier Than They've Been in Years", Elle, Rachael Combe, November 18 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 15 2009.

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secretary spread

  • Tendency of (principally female) clerical and administrative staff in corporate environments to offer sex and romance with superiors as an inducement to professional advancement.
                                                                                                                    

    Citation from New York Post blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    (Citation needs to be verified as legitimate.)

    Last edited on Dec 07 2011. Submitted by TexDenim on Jun 14 2009.

noun - uncountable

  • increased body weight or girth as a result of sitting in a chair for the majority of one's working hours.
    I got a new office job. Does anyone have any tips on avoiding the secretary spread?

    Last edited on Dec 07 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 07 2011.

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secret sauce

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  • the essential (but perhaps largely unknown) ingredient required for success.
                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Gawker figures out secret sauce of media", MarketWatch, Larry Kramer, Nov 16 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Ex-Goldman Programmer Is Arrested Again", The New York Times DealBook, Peter Lattman, August 9 2012 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 10 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 18 2010.

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security theater

noun - uncountable

  • security procedures that provide a sense of security but do not actually improve security.

    Last edited on Sep 06 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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