empty tin
 n.— «In the current politically charged environment characterised by an increasing number of what the state terms “illegal” demonstrations, rallies and riots, the police definitely has its hands full. Yet this situation is bound to spiral. What, with the opposition and of late civic society increasingly raising contentious national issues and the NRM government as usual acting with conceit, referring to them as “empty tins?”» —“Was there a jailbreak from CPS Kampala last week?” by Nicholas Sengoba Daily Monitor (Kampala, Uganda) Apr. 24, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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