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bleed the beast

bleed the beast
 v. phr.— «In the polygamous community of Colorado City, a practice known as “bleeding the beast” is allegedly taking place. Activist for victims of Polygamy, Flora Jessop, who alerted authorities to the polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs’ move to Texas, says city officials are taking in large sums of federal money and then using that money to fund things that the government never intended to fund.» —“Jessop: Colorado City squandering federal funds” by Mike Watkiss KTVK-TV (Phoenix, Ariz.) Feb. 10, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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