TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

leitkultur

leitkultur  n.— «There has been much talk in recent months of the emerging Spasskultur—roughly translatable as “fun ethos,” and not to be confused with Leitkultur. The latter is an undefined mishmash of traditional German...

leitkultur

leitkultur  n.— «Immer noch befassten sich Buerger und Medien lieber mit der (nationalen) Innenpolitik, als mit aussen- oder europapolitischen Fragen. So komme es darauf an, ein Bewusstsein der gemeinsamen europaeischen Kultur zu...

leitkultur

leitkultur n. mainstream or guiding culture. Etymological Note: German leit ‘leading (adj.); leader’ + kultur ‘culture’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

leitkultur

leitkultur  n.— «Merz, CDU parliamentary floor leader, has been criticised for saying foreigners had no choice but to accept German as the “dominant culture,” using the term German “Leitkultur” that raised memories...

snooker bill

snooker bill  n.— «Widely known as the “snooker bill,” the law was snuck past legislators in the closing hours of the 1994 session.» —“Support Of Veto Override Is A Matter Of Principle” in Tallahassee, Fla...

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...

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