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bear hug
 n.— «It also included several dozen mentions of an unlikely introduction into the vernacular of white-collar crime: “Bear hug.” Fastow used the term to describe the promises Skilling made him that Enron would buy back its assets from Fastow’s partnerships, known as LJMs, at a guaranteed profit to the partnerships.» —“Enron trial boils down to bear hugs as Fastow questioning continues” in Houston KRIS-TV (Corpus Christi, Texas) Mar. 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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