|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
on the lam definition[...læm]
on the lam
Running away, especially from the police, as in He's always in some kind of trouble and perpetually on the lam. The origin of this slangy term of the 1800s is not known.