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pinstripe patronage

pinstripe patronage  n.— «These legalized kickback practices were gradually whittled away by court decisions. The real money thereafter came not from lunch-bucket jobs but from what has come to be called “pinstripe patronage.”» —“Time...

Skoal Democrat

Skoal Democrat  n.— «The Rocky Mountain West has been discovered by the East Coast media and declared Battleground States. That means we’ll be force fed way more than our daily dietary requirements of Hillary Clinton. Our East Coast...

wheat meat

wheat meat  n.— «Seitan, a gluten meat substitute that’s often called “wheat meat,” is known to soak up flavors and be “the next best thing” to a hunk of steak. Or so say the vegans.» —“Delta of Venus offers...

blue-state tax

blue-state tax  n.— «Democratic leaders in Congress are vowing to make the alternative minimum tax a centerpiece of next year’s budget debate, saying the levy threatens to unfairly increase tax bills for millions of middle-class families...

A-she-ville

A-she-ville  n.— «In Asheville, that’s a problem. Straight people here proudly refer to the town as the lesbian capital of the South; when they joke about “A-she-ville,” they’re proud.» —“The Anti-Rights...

diving board vote

diving board vote  n.— «“It depends on what I call the diving board vote,” Clinton said. “In a lot of these districts there are people who have never voted Democrat before, but they want to…. They want to jump off that...