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frequent-flyer program

frequent-flyer program
 n.Note: Related to frequent flier and diesel therapy. «Frakt obtained Guantanamo records showing Jawad was moved 112 times from cell to cell during a two-week period in May 2004 in what was known as the “frequent-flyer program,” used to soften up prisoners for interrogation.» —“Guantanamo war crimes court back in session” by Ben Fox in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba Associated Press June 17, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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