budget dust
 n.— «The regulators should help pay the price by going to jail, having their salaries reduced, or both. This is another burden on the taxpayer. Everybody in Washington is to blame. This isn’t just budget dust, this is big bucks.» —“Are you angry about the savings and loan bailout?” by Gene Pentecost in Franklin, Tenn. USA Today July 6, 1990. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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