A stunningly, beautiful, well-bred woman praised and admired by men all over the world. The title derived from the name of screen legend Gene Tierney.
I did not believe I would ever meet a real tierney, but when I caught my first glimpse of Lucy, I just stood there motionless, marveling at her beauty.
Overpaid officers of wealthy corporations who use political sway with elected representatives to promote policies perceived as detrimental to the public good. Combination or “corporate” and “ados” Spanish suffix for people who act in a certain manner.
Pension plans are being pared back drastically by the same corporados who squandered billions of the stockholders money, but not before paying themselves huge bonuses.
An acronym for a loan given to a person designated as "No income, no job or assets;" hence - N-I-N-J-A.
The bank's ninja loans have ruined its credit rating. Now, no other bank will lend it money.
A thrift shopper who will stop at nothing to get a bargain; including trampling store employees to death. The term is a combination of "frugal" and the Spanish suffix "-ista" which connoting someone who is dedicated to a cause.
Black Friday saw the emergence of a new breed of shopper, the frugalistas, as they stampeded into a store for Christmas shopping; trampling an employee to death.
in which too much loose cash finds its way into an area of the market, e.g., stocks, housing, dot-com, etc., resulting in a buying frenzy
that leads to wildly inflated
prices. Economic activity in those areas affected is not sustainable in the long run, so large numbers of late investors eventually go bankrupt
We were warned of an economic bubble, but bought high-priced shares anyway thinking we could unload them on some poor sap before the bubble burst
. Boy, were we wrong!
Any unskilled worker laboring to pay off huge debts.
Low income individuals can be quite optimistic about the future when using plastic instead of cash to make purchases. But if, for some reason, they suffer a financial setback, that little piece of plastic may turn them into credit card coolies.
A person working to pay off huge debts.
Freya didn't really understand how credit card interest rates work, and ran up large debts during her college days. Now, she is a credit card slave; because most of her salary goes into paying them off.