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woolly booger

woolly booger  n.— «Ms. Peltier has been just as determined to read every word of the legislation that crosses her desk, often to the consternation of fellow members, to keep anyone from sneaking a “woolly booger” past the...

woolly-booger

woolly-booger n. (also woolly-bugger) 1. (colloquial) the larval-stage insect known as the woolly worm or woolly bear; a fishing fly that resembles such an insect. 2. (in the American Southwest, slang) an extraordinary example of a thing. 3. (in...

touchback

touchback  n.— «On one side are those who believe that progressives should not support federal legislation that offers less than complete and unconditional amnesty for undocumented immigrants. This means no compromises around “guest...

pay-for

pay-for n. in pay-as-you-go (or PAYGO) budgeting, a spending cut or tax increase that covers the budget for a piece of legislation. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

tombstoning

tombstoning  n.— «Sen. Gloria Romero had one demand if she was going to let legislation to provide mayoral control of the Los Angeles schools get out of the Senate last year. It had to have her name on it. And so the Legislature passed the...

Hush Rush legislation

Hush Rush legislation  n.— «To prevent a theocratic takeover, he says such broadcasts should no longer be accorded First Amendment protection. He says they should be forced to adhere to the old “Fairness Doctrine,” which required each...

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