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fill in the tree
 v. phr.— «GOP leaders may be forced to “fill the tree,” a procedural process by which they would offer a series of their own amendments in order to deny a vote on the Democratic minimum wage amendment.» —“Kennedy Vows Minimum Wage Senate Floor Effort Today” Congress Daily/A.M. June 25, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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