(noun) a guy who is primarily interested in romancing other people's girl friends. Immortalized in the 1950s by the Everley Brothers in a song of the same name.
"Hey, bird dog, lay offa my quail
Hey, bird dog, go chase your own tail
(noun) A person who displays insufficient fortitude or toughness in a difficult or uncomfortable situation; by extension, a person or thing which is inadequate to the purpose at hand. Can be turned into an adjective by adding -ed ("candy-assed"). Frequently heard in the military.
"He was too much of a candy ass to do a hundred push-ups and run ten miles before breakfast."
(verb) to be sufficient or adequate for a task, or generally.
"That excuse is not going to cut it."
(verb) To nag or annoy someone, especially in order to motivate them to do something. (noun) Someone who does this.
I hate to be a noodge, but you're going to have to do some work today.
(noun) By metaphor from the Jewish religious role, an older, more powerful or higher-ranking person in the corporation where one works (but usually not in the chain of command) who can give good advice about office politics, and may be able to pull strings, remove heads, or otherwise provide protection from hostile forces.
"They tried to put me on the plank
but I got on the horn to my rabbi and everything was fixed immediately."
(noun) A person, especially a member of a political party or a military organization, who is hardcore
, who endures during hard times. The opposite of "summer soldier", a phrase used by Thomas Paine to denote (and mock) men who signed up for the Revolutionary War and then quit when the going got tough.
"Most of that outfit quit, but the winter soldiers are still hanging on."
(verb) Kill. Allegedly a bit of CIA humor.
Agent: "If we're pulling out, what will we do with the spies and informers we've been using? They know too much."
Boss: "Terminate with extreme prejudice."