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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred
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BM – Bowel Movement

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a medical term to indicate defecation (of poop)

I had two BMs yesterday.  I guess I’m pretty healthy.

BMI – Body Mass Index

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a ratio of your weight to your height used to determine fitness

My BMI is in the 40th percentile. I think so far that’s fine for a girl in my 30’s.

BOLO – All Points Bulletin or Being On the Look-out

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an alert used in law enforcement to share information about a suspect or missing person

Police Officer:  We've put out a BOLO for the missing child, and we'll do everything we can to find him.

CBS -- Columbia Broadcasting System

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one of the four major television broadcast networks

All of my favorite television programs are on CBS.

CDC – Center for Disease Control and Protection

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a federal agency that works to protect public health through education and treatment

The CDC believes that the patient contracted Ebola while performing missionary work in Africa.

CDT – Central Daylight Time (1 of the 4 time zones)

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a time zone in North America that is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

When we move from Florida in EDT to Texas in CDT it will be one hour earlier, so when it's 6pm in Florida, it will be 5pm in Texas.

CGI – Computer-Generated Imagery

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a technique used to insert computer graphics into visual media

It was all me in the video. There was no CGI.

CHP – California Highway Patrol

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a state-wide law enforcement agency that monitors traffic safety laws on major roadways

Watch your speed.  The CHP is ticketing a lot of people.