slow guilty plea
 n.— «“[Yesterday’s proceeding] is sometimes called a ‘slow guilty plea,’” Greenfield said yesterday. By not pleading guilty to the state charges, Mancuso has preserved his right to appeal the prosecution.» —“Plum man guilty of abusing adoptee” by Jim McKinnon Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Aug. 24, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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