Nip the tuck

Joy Hepp avers:

When I was writing for my college entertainment magazine I started
noticing other writers using “tucked away” to describe restaurants or
clubs that were located in otherwise boring locations. Now I notice it
ALL the time. The Thai restaurant is tucked away in a dusty strip
mall. UGH!

Editor’s note: this is a close relative of “nestled.”

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Nellie Hill emotes:

Emotionally Charged……..What can I say about this one. People everywhere from waiting in line at Walmart for a Wii to attendees at a vet’s funeral are experiencing this emotional charge. I think I’ve heard it everyday for this last week. (The Washington Redskins, their fans, the victims of the mall shooting in Omaha….AARRGGG!)