air supply
 n.— «Although petty corruption is rampant in the civil service, Ruzindana has focused on the big fish—senior officials motivated less by need than greed. His target is the booming and notorious Ugandan enterprise known here as “air supply.” Translation: fraud. “It means you supply nothing, and yet you are paid,” said Ruzindana.» —“Graft, Corruption Hobble Uganda’s Comeback Efforts” by Mary Battiata in Kampala, Uganda San Francisco Chronicle (California) July 27, 1988. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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