The process of smearing a military veteran's service record for political purposes. Named after the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, who discredited John Kerry's war record during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
He was a popular candidate, until the swiftboating started.
A phrase normally attributed to pirates. It first appeared in the song The Derelict, which was written in 1901 for a musical based on Treasure Island.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
In sports, the movements or signs (usually unconscious) that indicate what a player is about to do.
The pitcher's arms tensed, his shoulders rose, and his weight shifted to his right foot. His body english was signaling a fastball.