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peanut butter approach

peanut butter approach
 n.Gloss: Focusing tax breaks or government stimulus money thinly across a lot of beneficiaries instead of targeting those areas in need of the most help. «A number of speakers Wednesday called for an end to Ohio’s “peanut butter” approach for business tax breaks—spreading them thin across the state rather than focusing on distressed communities.» —“Ohio’s rules hinder progress, business leaders say” by Tom Breckenridge in Columbus Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) Sept. 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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