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marble fever

marble fever
 n.— «But for all the learning there is to do on Smith Hill, presumed Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed cautioned the newcomers to avoid so-called “marble fever”—a term for legislators “who get up here and forget about the folks at home.”» —“New General Assembly members learn the ropes at daylong orientation” Providence Journal (Rhode Island) Dec. 12, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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