late train
 n.— «Haass recounted how the special interest donations start flowing to incumbents as soon as they are elected. All the people who supported the council member’s opponent get on the “late train,” as it is called. Suddenly, the incumbent is best friends with all the people who need government power to accomplish goals they cannot achieve through cooperation with citizens.» —“Fix term limits? Not if system is not broken” by Allan Parker Express-News (San Antonio, Texas) June 16, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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