n.— «A couple I know, working people, were having coffee a while back, and they were reading the paper, and every other story was about some pol stealing or getting himself a fatter pension, and they coined a word to describe what’s wrong with state politics: “lawyerticians.” It’s perfect, and it describes so many on Beacon Hill, especially in leadership: They are politicians, so they are always on the make, but they are lawyers, so they think they know how far they can go without getting into trouble.» —“Cut from the same cloth” by Kevin Cullen Boston Globe Jan. 29, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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