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national cake

national cake  n.— «The underlying principle of governance in Nigeria is best captured in the clause “national cake.” A cake owned by everybody but accessible only to a few. The concept of service and patriotism has given way...

snooker clause

snooker clause n. an (undebated) provision or rider covertly attached to legislation, or such legislation itself. Also snooker bill. Etymological Note: From snooker ‘to place in an impossible position; to stymie,’ from tactics used in the billiards...

snooker clause

snooker clause  n.— «This is a “snooker” clause—Albany parlance for a deceitful contrivance—according to Assemblymen Edward H. Lehner of Manhattant and G. Oliver Koppell of the Bronx.» —“Judgeship Battle at Hand For Albany...

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