A New York Minute: The amount of time it takes for a New Yorker to dismiss anything that happens west of the Hudson River.
Domestic abuse: The damage done to hearth and home by a do-it-yourselfer.
Monetary policy: The one exception to the rule about honesty being the best.
Free speech: In politics, the actual worth of speech not amplified by money.
Unnamed sources: A journalist quoting himself. Generally understood to mean, "I made it up."
Tabloid journalism: In the digital world, all that is left of journalism.
That was fun! Unless there is an uproar of popular revulsion, I may make this a periodic exercise. Feel free to email me your suggestions and become a partner in this crime.