spaghetti bowl
 n.— «One of Washington’s most belabored cliches is “strange bedfellows,” as applied to people labeled as liberals or conservatives who come together, however briefly or accidentally, in the normal course of earning a living in the ideological spaghetti bowl of national politics.» —“Briefing” by James F. Clarity, Warren Weaver Jr. New York Times July 2, 1983. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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