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kiss and cry

other word formation type noun
The area of an ice skating rink where skaters wait to receive their scores.
 
“They're headed back to the kiss and cry where he will await his scores.”
Etymology : Skaters and coaches often kiss after a good performance and cry after a poor one. This behaviour probably gave rise to the term. Metonymy.
Source : Ice skating commentator, 23 November 2010.
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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