lunchpail levy
 n.— «Instead of using silly euphemisms that sound like something off a Wal-Mart flip-chart, highway officials ought to call this what it really is: a Lunchpail Levy. Apparently it’s escaped the notice of the traffic “experts” that “value pricing” rewards those with flexible hours and punishes those with inflexible schedules. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but the workers with the least flexibility tend to be concentrated toward the bottom of the wage scale.» —“Rush-hour tolls would just punish working stiffs” by Kerry Dougherty Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, Va.) Sept. 27, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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