A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Capstone Cabal (8/20)
“Why is it called sorting out your spice rack and not thyme management?” (8/20)
“Raisins are just grape jerky” (8/20)
“What do you call a homeless woodwind?"/"A hoboe.” (8/20)
“I’ll never forget where I was when I heard that JFK was shot. Eighth grade history class” (8/20)
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"Pace makes the race" (horse racing adage)

Pachanga (Pachanga Politics)

Pacific Wonderland (Oregon slogan)

"Packed like sardines"

"Pack your patience"

Paddy's Market (formerly of Ninth Avenue)

Pad Thai (Phad Thai)

Page Fix or Page Sick (Page Six nicknames)

Page Six

"Paging Donner party of six" (restaurant joke)

Painted Desert Soup (black bean soup + corn chile chowder)

Paint the Town (NYC & Company)

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional"

"Pain is temporary, pride is forever" (sports and exercise adage)

"Pain is weakness leaving the body" (exercise adage)

"Pain makes you stronger; fear makes you braver; heartbreak makes you wiser"

Pain Trade

"Pair off in threes"

Pajama Trader

"Pakistanis can't play soccer well because every time they get a corner, they open a shop"

"Pakistanis can't play soccer well because every time they get a corner, they open a shop"

Palace Beach (Broadway and West 47th Street, outside Palace Theatre)

Palace Beach (Broadway and West 47th Street, outside Palace Theatre)

Palanca ("lever" or straight-ticket votiing)

Palestinian (inhabitant of Palestine, Texas)

Paleta (Mexican popsicle)

PAL (Police Athletic League)

Pambazo (bread and sandwich)

"Pancakes are just boneless waffles"

"Pancakes are just morning pizzas"

Pancakes in the Park

Pancake Capital of Texas (Hawkins nickname)

"Pancake Day really crêped up on us"

"Pancake jokes are for tossers"

Panchos

"Pandas are living proof that you can be fat just by eating salad"

Panda Paws (ice cream)

Pander Bear (pander + panda bear)

Pandowdy (Pan-dowdy; Pan Dowdy; Apple Dowdy)

Panhandle Hook (or Texas Hooker)

Panic Beach or Panic Island (Broadway and West 47th Street, opposite Palace Theatre)

Panic Beach or Panic Island (Broadway and West 47th Street, outside Palace Theatre)

Panic City

Panini (sandwich)

Panther City (Fort Worth nickname)

Pantondo

Panuchos

Panzarotti (Panzerotti)

Pan de Campo (State Bread)

Pan de Huevo (Mexican egg bread)

Pan de Polvo or Polvoron/Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies)

Pan Dulce (Mexican Sweet Bread)

Papaya & Hot Dogs ("Tastier Than Filet Mignon")

Paperati (paper + -ati)

Paperbug or Paper Bug (paper money enthusiast)

"Paperclip: the staple for people with commitment issues"

"Papers, please!" (regulations requiring identification)

"Paper currencies don’t float, they just sink at different rates"

"Paper money is cold hard cash. A credit/debit card is hold card cash"

"Paper or plastic?"/"Either. I'm bisacktual."

"Paper or plastic for my French bread? I don't care. Just baguette"

Parabuilding

Paradise in the Pines (Crockett slogan)

Paralegal

Paramount Issue

Parasitocracy (parasite + -cracy)

"Parboiled: Playing a round of golf on a very hot and humid day"

"Parenting with fruit snacks: little bags of shut the hell up"

Pareve (Parve)

Parisian (inhabitant of Paris, Texas)

Paris of America (New Orleans nickname)

Paris on the Prairie (Chicago nickname)

Paris Texas Platter (migas + French toast)

Parkie (resident of Park Cities of Highland Park/University Park)

Parkie/Parky

"Parking -- an average sovereign"

"Parking a single car doesn’t require much space. But parking 200 cars, now that requires a lot"

Parking Card

"Parking garages are hotels for cars" ("Hotel for Autos")

"Where else can I park in New York City for two weeks for under $20?" (parking joke)

Parklet

Parkwanus (Park Slope + Gowanus)

Parkway

Park and Bark (theatrical movement and singing)

Park Avenuer (wealthy/snobby person who lives on Park Avenue)

Park Avenuer (wealthy/snobby person who lives on Park Avenue)

Park Bench Statesman (Park Bench Philosopher)

Park in the Sky (High Line)

Park Rowgue (Park Row + rogue)

Park Sloper (inhabitant of Park Slope, Brooklyn)

Parm (parmigiana)

"Parsley has pointed leaves; cilantro has curved leaves"

Parsons Table

Parthenon of Cast Iron (Haughwout Building)

Parthenon of Wall Street (Federal Hall National Memorial)

Partner; Pardner; Podner; Pard

"Party down"

"Party hearty"

"Party instructions: Walk in. Eat as much as you can. Walk out"

"Party of 'no'" (opposition party)

Party of Paychecks (Republican party slogan)

Party of the Year (Met Gala nickname)

"Party on"

Pasadenan (inhabitant of Pasadena)

"Passenger: Will this bus take me to New York?" (joke)

Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly ("poor" backronym)

Pasta e Fagioli ("Pasta Fazool")

Pasta Primavera (Spaghetti Primavera)

Pastrami

Pasture Pickles (jalapeño & cheese stuffed steak fingers)

"Past performance is no guarantee of future results" (investment adage)

Past Tense Media

Pathocracy (Pathocrat)

PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson); THE (Trans-Hudson Express tunnel)

"Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off"

"Patience is what you have when there are too many witnesses"

"Patience precedes profits" or "Patience precedes prosperity" (Wall Street adage)

Patio Beer

Patio Pounder (wine)

Patriotard (patriot + retard)

Patriotic Millionaire

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"

Patrolio (NY Fire Patrol)

Patty (Hamburger Patty)

Paul and Paulette Revere (names for patriots)

"Pavlov walks into a bar..." (bar joke)

PAYGO or PAYG (pay-as-you-go)

"Paying rent is like hitting the snooze button on being homeless"

Pay-and-Display

Pay Every Penny to Save Israel (false Pepsi etymology)

"Pay phones should be replaced with chargers for cell phones"

"Pay the farmer or pay the doctor"

Pay-to-Pray (Sunday parking meter regulations)

Pay-What-You-Want (Pay-As-You-Wish)

PDX (Portland nickname)

Peacemaker (Colt revolver)

Peacemaker or La Mediatrice (oyster loaf)

Peacenik

"Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin"

"Peace begins when the hungry are fed, and the future begins when the hungry are educated"

Peace Dividend

"Peace is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading"

"Peace, love and candy"

"Peace, Love and Crabs" (Joe's Crab Shack)

Peace Pentagon (339 Lafayette Street)

"Peace through strength"

"Peace Through Understanding" (1964 New York World's Fair)

Peaches and Cream

"Peaches and gravy" (peaches and cream + gravy)

"Peaches, the gorilla, escaped from the zoo. When they got her back, she was an ape re-caught"

Peach Capital of Texas (Parker County nickname)

Peach Melba (Pêche Melba)

Peach Puzzle

Peacock Alley

Peacock Network (NBC)

Peakist

Peanutzi or Peanazi (peanut + Nazi)

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brutal (peanut brittle joke)

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich (The Elvis; Velvet Elvis; Elvis Sandwich)

Peanut Gallery

Pearl Diver (a person who washes dishes)

Pearl of the Prairie (El Campo nickname)

Pearl (Parks Department squirrel mascot)

"Pea soup and jonnycake make a Frenchman's belly ache"

Pecan Capital of the World (San Saba); World's Largest Pecan (Seguin)

Pecosin' (Pecosing) & Pecos Swap

Pecosite (inhabitant of Pecos)

Pecos Bill (legendary superhuman cowboy)

Pecos Cantaloupe

Pedernales River Chili (LBJ recipe)

Pedestal Complex (Hall of Fame obsession)

Pedestrian Manager

Pedlock (pedestrian + gridlock)

"Peeling a fruit is like unwrapping a gift from the earth"

Peel Noodles or Knife-Cut Noodles or Knife-Sliced Noodles (Dao-xaio-mian)

"Peer pressure as an adult is seeing your neighbor mow their lawn"

Pelado

Pellizcada ("pinched" tortilla appetizer)

Penis Motel & "So Close Yet So Far Out" (Austin Motel)

"PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000" (1940)

Pennsylvania: Keystone State (nickname)

Pennsylvania: "Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh at the ends, Alabama in between"

Penny Lick

Penny-Pinching (Penny-Pincher)

Pentagram (Pentagon nickname)

People's Beach (Jacob Riis Park)

People's House (Gracie Mansion)

People's Microphone or People's Mic/Mike (using voices for amplified sound)

People's News Network (Twitter nickname)

People's Opera (New York City Opera)

People's Palace (NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)

People's Republic of Park Slope (Park Slope)

People's Republic of Portland (Portland nickname)

People's Roadway (Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian path)

"People are dying to get in" (cemetery joke)

"People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health"

"People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior"

"People are putting names on food in the company fridge" (joke)

"People buy from people they like" (business adage)

"People can get away with putting out empty candy bowls on Halloween with 'take one' signs"

"People couldn't start a conversation if the weather didn't change"

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"

"People don't give to causes; people give to people with causes"

"People don’t like having to bend over to get their drinks. We really need to raise the bar"

People Eating Tasty Animals (PETA parody/nickname)

"People end up a skunk, monk, drunk, chunk, or hunk" (State Department saying)

"People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer"

"People first, then money, then things"

"People give their lives just so that a few fat cats can make a killing"

"People go to a restaurant for the food, but come back for the service"

"People go to Weight Watchers to learn their lessens"

"People laugh at my car because it's ugly and green. But at least I avocado"

"People like hard work when they are paying someone else to do it"

"People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do"

"People need to stop putting flyers on my car. I don't want to see the band 'Parking Violation'"

"People often ask me why I wanted to be a film editor. Well, to cut a long story short"

"People often say 'icy' is the easiest word to spell and, looking at it now, I see why"

"People often say that motivation doesn't last -- well, neither does bathing"

"People rarely succeed at anything unless they have fun doing it"

"People say that money is not the key to happiness..."

"People say time is money. Well, I don't buy that for a second"

"People tell me that my grammar stinks. What do they expect? She's 85!"

"People think of education as something they can finish"

"People treat New Year's like some sort of life-changing event"

"People vote their resentment, not their appreciation"

"People who aren't nice to waiters aren't nice people"

"People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women"

"People who complain about the way the ball bounces usually dropped it"

"People who exercise live longer, but those extra years are spent at the gym"

"People who invented internet never would have gotten around to doing it if they’d had internet"

"People who love to eat are always the best people" (Julia Child)

"People who say 'good morning' should be forced to prove it"

"People who think by the inch and talk by the yard deserve to be kicked by the foot"

"People who think they can run away from their problems have obviously never farted on a treadmill"

"People who use public phone boxes are either buying drugs or having an affair"

PEOTUS (President-Elect Of The United States)

"Peppermint Schnapps, the mouthwash you can swallow"

"Perception is everything (in politics)"

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence"

Perfect Manhattan (cocktail)

"Performing since the Dead Sea was only sick" (a long time)

Perhaps I Arrive (Pakistan International Airlines or PIA backronymic nickname)

Perkatory (percolate + purgatory)

Permabear (Perma-bear)

Permabull (Perma-bull)

Permawrong (Permaright)

Permitorium or Permatorium (permit + moratorium)

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws"

Perp Walk

Perrymander or Perrymandering (Governor Rick Perry + gerrymander/gerrymandering)

"Perseverance and sweet oil"

Persiastroika (Persia + perestroika)

"Persistent practice of postural principles promises perfection" (ballroom dancing adage)

"Persist Until Success Happens" ("push" backronym)

"Personnel is policy"

Pervertico (Politico nickname)

"Pessimism never won any battle"

Petco Park East or Petco East (Citi Field nickname)

Peter Funk

Peter Pan Economics (Peter Pan Economy)

Petrodollar

Petrogold

Petroplex (Midland/Odessa nickname)

Petro Metro (Houston nickname)

Pet Bank

Pet Cat (underrated football player)

Pet Rock (gold nickname)

"PE doesn't stand for physical education, it stands for public embarrassment"

"PE Teacher: You kicked the ball at the school computer? Student: You wanted it in the net."

"PE Teacher: You kicked the ball at the school computer? Student: You wanted it in the net."

"PE Teacher: You kicked the ball at the school computer? Student: You wanted it in the net."

Pflugervillian (inhabitant of Pflugerville)

Pharmageddon (pharmaceutical + Armageddon)

Philanthrocapitalism (philanthropy + capitalism); Philanthrocapitalist

Philanthropreneur (philanthropist + entrepreneur)

"Philosophy majors ask why you want fries with that"

"Phoney as a three-dollar bill" ("Queer as a three-dollar bill")

Phony Fake Show

Phorrito (pho + burrito)

"Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you"

Phyz or Phyzz (physical asset)

Piano District (Mott Haven, Bronx)

Picadillo

Picasso Alley (hallway at Four Seasons restaurant)

"Picking up nickels in front of a steamroller"

Pickleback (whiskey and pickle brine)

Pickles and Ice Cream

Pickle Alley (Essex Street)

Pickle Factory (Central Intelligence Agency or CIA nickname)

"Pick your poison" ("Choose your poison")

Pico de gallo

Piecaken (pie + cake + turducken)

"Piece of cake"

Piedras (Mexican pastry "rocks" or "stones")

Pie Car

"Pie in the sky"

Pie-Off

"Pie rates of Penn's aunts" (pun)

"Pie rates of Penn's aunts" (pun)

"Pie rates of the Caribbean" (pun)

Pigeon Chess ("like playing chess with a pigeon")

"Pigeon government overthrown. There's been a coo"

Piggy Bank

"Pigs can fly...They just gotta pay for two seats"

Pig Pickin' Cake

"Pig through the python" ("Pig in a python")

Pig Wings (Pork Wings; Hog Wings)

PIIGS (Portugal + Italy + Ireland + Greece + Spain)

"Pilates? I thought you said pie and lattes"

"Pilates? I thought you said pie and lattes"

Piled Higher and Deeper ("Ph.D." backronym)

"Pile it high and watch it fly" (merchandising adage)

Pilgrim

Pilgrim (sandwich of Thanksgiving leftovers)

Piloncillo (Mexican Brown Sugar)

PIMPCO (PIMCO nickname)

Pimp Steak (hot dog)

"Pinch an inch" ("pinch test" fat measure)

"Pinch the tail and suck the head" or "Suck the head and pinch the tail" (crawfish eating)

Pine Curtain

Pinky Friedman (pink cocktail named after Kinky Friedman)

Pink Lemonade

Pink Line (pink + red line)

Pink Ribbon Bagel

Pink Slime

Pink Slip

Pink Tax (Woman Tax)

PINO (Patriot In Name Only; Progressive In Name Only)

Pinstripers (Yankees, from their pinstripe uniforms)

Pinstripe Bowl

"Pinterest is Instagram for moms"

"Pinterest is like fantasy football for girls"

Pinto Bean

"Pioneers take the arrows"

Pipelineistan (pipeline + -istan)

Pipe Layer

Piragua (Puerto Rican snow cone)

"Piss on the fire and call in the dogs"

Pistolette or Pistolet (French roll for Cajun sandwich)

Pistol (Carnegie Deli); LEO (Stage Deli)

Pitchforks and Torches (an angry mob or electorate)

Pitmaster (Pit Master)

PITS (Philippines + Indonesia + Thailand + Singapore)

Pittsburgh Rare

Pittsburgh Salad (with french fries)

Pizza

Pizzadilla (pizza + quesadilla)

Pizzaflation (pizza + inflation)

Pizzaflation (pizza + inflation)

Pizzagiana (pizza + parmigiana)

Pizza Bagel

Pizza Bone

Pizza Connection or Pizza Principle (price of the subway vs. price of a slice of pizza)

"Pizza delivery cars should be allowed to use sirens"

Pizza Face (Pizzaface)

"Pizza is a pie chart that updates in real time showing how much pizza you have left"

"Pizza is just an unfolded Italian burrito"

"Pizza is just a plate of food where you can eat the plate, too"

"Pizza is like sex" (Goldberg Pizzeria axiom)

"Pizza is the only love triangle I ever want"

Pizza Margherita (Pizza Margarita)

Pizza Phone (hotel phone button to order pizza)

"Pizza rolls are just mini calzones"

Pizza Slice Joke ("Make six slices, I can't eat eight")

Pizza Slut (Pizza Hut nickname)

"Pizza: The edible pie chart"

Pizza Tumor

Pizza Upskirt (Pizza Undercarriage)

Pizzeria

Placardization

Plain Vanilla (simple financial tools and methods)

Planet Albany

Planet Hollywood

Plane Always Late (Philippine Airlines or PAL backronymic nickname)

"Planks for the skanks" (weightlifting saying)

Planned Barrenhood (Planned Parenthood nickname)

Planned Butcherhood (Planned Parenthood nickname)

Planned Frankenhood (Planned Parenthood nickname)

Planned-opolis (planned metropolis)

Planned Predators (Planned Parenthood nickname)

"Planners are a funny lot. They carry neither sword nor pistol..."

Planoite (inhabitant of Plano)

Plano Princess

"Plant pears for your heirs" (farming adage)

"Plan your dive and dive your plan" (scuba diving adage)

"Plan your trade and trade your plan" (Wall Street adage)

"Plan your work and work your plan"

"Plastic bags are the tumbleweeds of New York City"

Plastic Banana

Plattsburgh: Michigan Hot Dog

Plattsburgh: Montreal's U.S. Airport (Plattsburgh International Airport nickname)

Prattsville: New York's Mount Rushmore (nickname)

Playcation (play + vacatinn)

"Players win games and coaches lose them"

Playground of the Southwest (Galveston nickname)

"Playing golf is like playing fetch with yourself"

"Plays aren't written, they're rewritten" (theatre adage)

"Play ball!" (baseball starting call)

"Play building and loan" (joke)

"Play for the name on the front of the jersey, not on the back"

"Play like a champion; train like an underdog"

"Play like you're in first; train like you're in second"

"Play me or trade me"

Play Street

"Play the ball and don't let the ball play you" (baseball adage)

"Play west of the Hudson (River)"

Plaza District

"Please be patient. I'm screwing things up as fast as I can"

"Please don't throw your cigarette ends on the floor. The cockroaches are getting cancer"

"Please do not shoot the piano player. He is doing his best."

"Please drink responsibly, but tip recklessly"

"Please Eat The Activist" (PETA backronym)

"Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" (PEMDAS math mnemonic)

Please Inform Allah (Pakistan International Airlines or PIA backronymic nickname)

"Please send an ambulance to 28 Eucalyptus Street" (joke)

PLG or Prospect Lefferts Gardens (Prospect Park + Lefferts Manor + Brooklyn Botanic Garden)

PLINO (Pro-Life In Name Only)

"P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude) -- I'm positive, I'm mental and I know I have attitude!"

PMSNBC or PMS-NBC (MSNBC nickname)

PMSNBC or PMS-NBC (MSNBC nickname)

PMS Pizza (pepperoni, mushrooms and sausage)

Pocho & Pochismo

Pocketbook Issue

Poetry in Motion

"Poetry is proof that rhyme doesn't pay"

Poet's Building (437 East 12th Street)

POETS Day (Piss Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday)

Pointy Boots

"Poisoned coffee, n: Grounds for divorce"

Poison Pill

Pokērrito (pokē + burrito)

Poker (card game)

Pokey Award

Poke Test or Finger Test (rule for cooking meat)

Polar Bears

Pole Tax (homophone of "poll tax")

Pole Tax (homophone of “poll tax")

"Police are a fraternity, fire personnel are a brotherhood, and EMTs are family"

"Police have arrested the world tongue-twister champion. I imagine he'll be given a tough sentence"

"Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest"

"Policy follows the money"

Polidiot (politics + idiot)

Poligarchy (political + oligarchy); Poligarch

Poligion (politics + religion)

Polish Tea Room (Cafe Edison at Hotel Edison)

"Political campaign: a matter of mud, threat, and smears"

"Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners"

"Political correctness is tyranny with a happy face"

Political Football

Political Pundit (Punditry)

Political Row (East 7th Street, between Avenues C and D)

Political Row (East 7th Street, between Avenues C and D)

Political Suicide

"Politicians and diapers should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason"

"Politicians and roosters crow about what they intend to do. Roosters deliver"

"Politicians are interested in people; fleas are interested in dogs"

"Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth"

"Politicians forget they've been appointed and think they've been anointed"

"Politicians like to cut ribbons, but they don't like to sweep brooms"

"Politicians, old buildings and prostitutes become respectable with age"

"Politician's Polka -- one step forward, two steps back, and sidestep the issue"

"Politicians prefer unarmed peasants"

"Politicians see the light when they feel the heat"

"Politicians should wear Nascar-like uniforms to show their sponsors"

"Politicians use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts -- for support, not illumination"

"Politicians who complain about the press are like sailors complaining about the sea"

"Politician -- One who shakes your hand before election and your confidence after"

"Politician -- One who stands for what he thinks the voters will fall for"

"Politics ain't beanbag"

"Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -- marriage does"

"Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money even to get beat with"

"Politics is a contact sport" ("Democracy is a contact sport")

"Politics is downstream from culture"

"Politics is like football. You must be smart enough to play, dumb enough to think it's important"

"Politics is show business for ugly people"

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble..."

"Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant"

"Politics is the art of taking money from the few and votes from the many"

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich"

"Politics is the world's second oldest profession"

"Politics is too important to be left to the politicians"

"Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed"

"Politics makes strange bedfellows"

Politics of Grievance

Politics of Personal Destruction

Politics of Respectability

"Politics stops at the water's edge"

PolitiFarce (PolitiFact nickname)

Politiho (politico + ho/whore)

Politiquera (campaign worker or vote broker)

Poliwood (politics + Hollywood)

"Polo is a passport to the world"

Polyester of Lettuce (iceberg lettuce nickname)

"Pomegranate is the corn of fruit"

Ponche Navideño or Ponche de Navidad (Mexican Christmas Punch)

Ponzimonium (Ponzi scheme + pandemonium)

Ponzinomics (Ponzi scheme + economics)

Ponzi Scheme

Pooch (puchera/puchero?)

Poopstock (Occupy Wall Street nickname)

Poop (three-point shot in basketball)

"Poorly constructed burritos get a bad wrap"

Poor Boy (four lane undivided highway)

Poor Boy Sandwich (Po' Boy Sandwich)

"Poor complain about money they can't get; rich complain about money they can't keep"

Poor Door

"Poor farmers grow crops, but good farmers grow soil"

Poor, Hungry and Driven ("Ph.D." backronym)

Poor, Hungry Doctor ("Ph.D." backronym)

Poor Little Rich Girl

Poor Man's Butter (avocado)

Poor Man's Fertilizer (snow)

Poor Man's Gold (silver nickname)

Poor Man's Harvard (CCNY nickname)

Poor Man's Manure (snow)

Poor Man's Miami Beach (Brighton Beach)

Poor Man's Oyster (mussel; snail; clam)

Poor Man's Perrier (seltzer or club soda)

Poor Man's Riviera (Coney Island)

"Poor New Mexico! So far from heaven and so close to Texas"

Poor Old Nigger Thinks It's A Cadillac (Pontiac backronymic nickname)

"Poor people are crazy; rich people are eccentric"

Popcorn at the movies

Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Tea

Popera (pop/popular + opera)

Pope of America (Archbishop of Archdiocese of New York)

Popo (Pissing Off a Police Officer?)

"Popping a cell" (Rikers slang)

Poppy Seed Dressing

Poptail (popsicle + cocktail)

Populist (Populism)

"Pop. 208 Elev. 100 ft." (Burritoville)

"Pop-Tarts are breakfast ravioli"

Pop-Up Bar

Pop-Up Café

Pop-Up Hotel

Pop-Up Restaurant

Porchclimbers (American League baseball team, later called Yankees)

Porkopolis (Cincinnati and Chicago nickname)

Porkulus or Porkulous; Porkapalooza; Porktastic (full of "pork barrel" spending)

Pork Barrel

Pork Chopper (helicopter used for shooting hogs)

Pork New York Chop

Porno-Graphic (New York Evening Graphic nickname)

"Porn in a cup" (10-shot espresso drink)

"Porn is the only industry where having sex with your coworkers is encouraged"

Portageville: Grand Canyon of the East (Letchworth State Park nickname)

Porterhouse Steak

"Porter, there's a lamb in my hotel room!"/"Sir, that's the mini baa."

"Portland: Where young people go to retire"

Portocrat (bureaucrat from the Port Authority)

Port Arthuran or Port Arthurian (inhabitant of Port Arthur)

Port A (Port Aransas)

Poshtel (posh + hostel)

"Positive anything is better than negative nothing"

Positive Attitude Changes Everything ("pace" backronym)

"Positive, Open, Friendly" (Roger Smith Hotel)

Posole (Pozole)

POSPOTUS (POS + POTUS or President Of Some People Of The United States)

"Posting and toasting" (basketball terminology)

Post-Partisan

POSX (U.S. Dollar Index or USDX nickname)

Potachos (potato chips + nachos)

"Potatoes give us potato chips, French fries, and vodka"

Potatoes O'Brien

Potato Skin

Potato Sticks

Potato Wedges

Potemkin Journalism (Potemkin Journalist)

"Potential is what gets coaches fired"

"Potstickers are just Chinese ravioli"

Potsy

Pottery Capital of the World (Marshall nickname)

Potty Parity (Women's Restroom Equity Bill)

POTUS (President Of The United States)

Pot Princess

Pot Roast (Yankee Pot Roast)

Poughkeepsie: Po-Town (nickname)

Poughkeepsie: Queen City of the Hudson (nickname)

Pour le Bois (sandwich) & Pourbois (unsupported "po' boy" French etymologies)

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together"

Poverty Hollow

"Poverty is hereditary – you get it from your children"

"Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient"

Poverty Pimp (Povitician)

"Powdered drink mix is just seasoning for water"

Power Breakfast; Power Lunch

Power Elite

"Power is the great aphrodisiac" ("Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac")

"Power is where power goes"

Power of the Purse

"Power stays with a fighter for years" (boxing adage)

Power Steak

Po' Boy or Poor Boy (sandwich)

"Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does"

"Practice as if you are the worst. Play as if you are the best"

"Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect"

"Practice puts brains in your muscles"

"Practice safe eating -- always use condiments"

"Practice safe text –- use commas and never miss a period"

Prairie Fire (hot hors d'oeuvre)

Prairie Fire (Tabasco and tequila cocktail)

"Praise works with only three types of people; men, women and children"

Pravda on the Hudson (New York Times nickname)

Prayerpalooza

"Prayers work best when you have big players"

"Prayer is the world's greatest wireless connection"

"Preach to the choir" ("Preach to the converted")

Premium Support (health insurance)

Premox or POx (premature oxidation)

Prepper (disaster preparation expert)

Presidential Corridor

Presser

Presstitute (press + prostitute)

"Pressure can burst a pipe or pressure can make a diamond"

Press Corpse (obituary-writing press corps nickname)

Press Corpse (press corps nickname)

Press Gaggle

Pretty Huge Debt ("Ph.D." backronym)

"Pretty please, with sugar on top"

Pretty Stupid Ass Test ("PSAT" backronym)

Pretzel Burger

Pretzel Rod

Pretzel (Soft Pretzel)

Prewalking

Pre-Monday (Sunday nickname)

Pre-rich (euphemism for someone who is not rich)

"Prices lead fundamentals" (Wall Street adage)

"Price action makes market commentary"

"Price it low, watch it go; price it high, watch it die" (real estate adage)

Prickly Pear Cactus (official state plant)

Pride in the City (People of Color in Crisis)

"Princess parking only. All others will be toad"

Printer in Chief (Fed chairman nickname)

Printing District

Prisonville (Raymondville nickname)

"Prison may be just one word. But to others, it's a whole sentence"

Prison Spread

"Private Parking. Unauthorized vehicles will be worked over with a sledgehammer..."

"Probe with bayonets"

"'Probiotic' sounds a lot better than 'bacteria infested'"

Problem - Reaction - Solution

"Problem with banker jokes - bankers don't think they're funny and others don't think they're jokes"

"Problem with lawyer jokes - lawyers don't think they're funny and others don't think they're jokes"

Procaffination (Procaffinate; Procaffinating)

"Procaffinator, n., One who puts off tasks until after the first cup of coffee or tea"

"Procrastination is easier done than said"

"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried"

"Procrastinators are the leaders of tomorrow"

Procrasturbake (procrastinate + masturbate + bake)

Procrasturbate (procrastinate + masturbate)

ProCro (Prospect Heights + Crown Heights)

"Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind"

"Professional courtesy" (lawyer joke)

Professional Homeless

Professorette

"Profits are an opinion, cash is a fact"

"Profits are the mother's milk of stocks"

"Profit is not a four-letter word"

Profit of Doom

Proglican (progressive + Republican)

"Programmer -- an organism that turns coffee into software"

"Programming is like sex: One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life"

Progressive

Progressive Capital of the Nation (New York State nickname)

"Progressivism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory"

ProHo (Prospect Heights)

"Promises and pie crust are made to be broken"

"Promises are like crying babies in a theater. They should be carried out at once"

"Proofread carefully to see if you any words out"

"Proof that 9/11 wasn't a government plot: It worked"

Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance (7 Ps)

"Proper tea is theft" (anarchist joke)

"Prophets are going through the roof" (joke)

"Prospects will break your heart" (baseball adage)

"Prosperity absorbs all criticism"

"Prosperity is something created by businessmen for politicians to take credit for"

Prostitute Heights (Prospect Heights High School nickname)

"Prostitution is a hole sale business"

Prostitution Park (Crispus Attucks Park)

"Pros and cons of making food: Pros=food Cons=making"

Protection Racket

"Protect your bagels. Put lox on them"

Proud City

"Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana" (Baylor University motto)

"Prune roses before Presidents Day and azaleas before the Fourth of July"

PSAL (Public Schools Athletic League)

Pseudocracy (pseudo + democracy)

"Ps get degrees" (P=passing grade)

Ptomaine Road (Broadway, between 42nd and 49th Streets)

"Publicity is like poison. It doesn't hurt unless you swallow it"

Public Appendix (Public Advocate nickname)

Public Brainwashing Service (Public Broadcasting Service nickname)

"The public is right during the trends, but wrong at both ends" (Wall Street adage)

"Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers..."

Pub Alley (West 38th Street)

Puck (flat disk used in hockey)

Puddletown (Portland nickname)

Puddle Pirate (Coast Guard member nickname)

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Puffer or Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes)

Puffington Host or Huffington Puffington ComPost (Huffington Post nickname)

Puffy Tacos

Puff Ho or PuffHo (Huffington Post or "HuffPo" nickname)

Puke State (Missouri nickname)

Pulaski Day Parade

Pulled Pork

Pulling a (Judge) Crater ("The missingest man in New York")

Pully Bone or Pullybone (Pulley Bone or Pulleybone; Pulling Bone; Pull Bone)

"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps"

Pulse Loan

PUMA (Party Unity My Ass)

Pumpkin Capital USA (Floydada nickname)

Pumpkin House (Hudson Heights, Manhattan)

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pump Jack Capital of Texas (Electra nickname)

Punchball (Punch Ball)

"Punch above one's weight" (boxing metaphor)

Pundette (female pundit)

Punditocracy

PUnivision (Univision nickname)

"Puns about monorails always make for decent one-liners"

Punyvision (Univision nickname)

Pure Bull Shit (Public Broadcasting Service or PBS nickname)

Purity or Virtue (1909)

Purple Cow (grape soda float)

Purple Drank

Purple State

"Purpose is an incredible alarm clock"

Push-in robbery

Putting Green (a bed of parsley)

"Putting vodka in my juice, because it's Russia somewhere"

"Puttin' on the Ritz" (1929)

"Put 10% of your portfolio in gold and hope it doesn't work" (investment adage)

"Put all your eggs in the one basket and -- WATCH THAT BASKET"

"Put chili on stove to simmer. Broil a steak. Eat the steak. Let chili simmer. Ignore it." (Shivers)

"Put on your big girl panties and deal with it"

"Put some South in your mouth!"

"Put some whiskey in my coffee because it's Ireland somewhere"

"Put Texas in your corner" (vehicle registration)

"Put them in a big bowl and beat for three hours" (college football joke)

"Put the biscuit in the basket" (put the hockey puck in the net)

"Put the fun between your legs" (cycling saying)

"Put the 'T' back in Texas"

"Put your diploma on the windshield so you can park in a handicap spot"

Puzzle Palace (Pentagon, National Security Agency nickname)

Pyramid Scheme

P-Town (Portland nickname)

P-ville (Pflugerville nickname)