gutless clause
 n.— «Using a seldom used procedure (called for a lack of a better term—the gutless clause), a motion was made to “table” the bill just prior to crossover. The procedure did not allow for a debate or vote on the bill and allowed the bill to “die on the table” (which some might say was a bit ironic for a pro-life bill).» —“Wanzek bill raises serious questions” by Tom J. Tracy in Jamestown In-Forum (Fargo, North Dakota) Apr. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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