fill the tree
 v. phr.— «Republicans wanted to offer as many as 20 amendments to the Senate version, in a procedure called “filling the tree,” which often is used to kill legislation by adding provisions unacceptable to bill’s core supporters.» —“Senators warned on immigration rallies” by Audrey Hudson World Peace Herald (Washington, D.C.) Apr. 10, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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