jack-up
 n.— «Leader Don Brash has moved a no-confidence motion in Ms Wilson, but insisted every opportunity presented by the Government for it to formally debate this in Parliament was “a jack-up,” and a ruse by the Government and/or the Greens to close the scandal down quickly, and so refused to cooperate.» —“All at sea on a wave of vulgarity” by Jane Clifton Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) Aug. 2, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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