filling the tree
 v. phr.— «Dole has blocked action on the wage increase with a parliamentary maneuver known as “filling the tree,” which means no amendments may be made on pending legislation.» —“Gridlock vs. Checks and Balances GOP, Democrats Refuse to Accept Responsibility for Slowdown” by David C. Beeder Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska) May 12, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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