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operation nose peg

operation nose peg
 n.— «Election 2005 has been dubbed “operation nose peg”: an electorate sniffy about rewarding Prime Minister Tony Blair’s support for the Iraq War, but not all that impressed with the alternative. Journalist Polly Toynbee coined the phrase, and it has spread like wildfire through the blogosphere.» —“All aboard for Operation Nose Peg” by Elisabeth Lopez The Age (Sydney, Australia) May 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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