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son stroke

son stroke
 n.— «Even before summer has arrived, Hyderabad cricket is suffering from a peculiar “son stroke.” Certainly, it’s not a crime to see one’s son play cricket at any level. But, what happens is when it comes to picking the team on sheer merit; some of the more deserving get the kick.…None of these “sons” had any stand-out performance this season to merit special treatment to make their selection a mere formality as Hyderabad cricket has hit a new low this season.» —“This son rise’ eclipses merit; Son stroke’ hits Hyderabad cricket” by V.V. Subrahmanyam in Hyderabad The Hindu (India) Feb. 16, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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