Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:41:34 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas"
Subject: Re: New Verb?

At 3:35 PM -0400 6/17/98, Carol Andrus wrote:
>Cherry-picking is a common term here in NYC. A store offers a "loss leader"
>i.e., something they lose money on just to lure the customer into the store,
>so a common expression is "I went cherry-picking along Broadway today." i.e.,
>I went into all the stores and bought their loss-lead stuff, but didn't buy
>anything else.

I don't think that the intrans. verb "cherry-pick" is particularly new --
it is new to me as a transitive verb.