Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 12:53:45 PDT
From: Phil Thomas
Subject: Re: New Verb?

Bethany K Dumas wrote:

>The raises would be to reward outstanding professors and to prevent
>some teachers from leaving, said UT President Joe Johnson. "You
>don't want another institution to cherry-pick you."
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In sports (commonly basketball and hockey), "cherry-picking" is when a
player stays back near the opposing goal, in the hopes that a teammate
will get the ball/puck, and pass it up the length of the playing surface
so s/he can make an undefended goal attempt.


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