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Ghostbusters law

Ghostbusters law  n.— «Connecticut has enacted legislation, sometimes referred to as a “Ghostbusters law,” that exempts sellers and their agents from having to voluntarily disclose deaths on the property, and might even cover...

fill the tree

fill the tree v. phr. in the U.S. Congress, to take all available slots for amendments on legislation in order to block competing amendments. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

filling the tree

filling the tree  v. phr.— «Dole has blocked action on the wage increase with a parliamentary maneuver known as “filling the tree,” which means no amendments may be made on pending legislation.» —“Gridlock vs. Checks and...

fill the tree

fill the tree  v. phr.— «Republicans wanted to offer as many as 20 amendments to the Senate version, in a procedure called “filling the tree,” which often is used to kill legislation by adding provisions unacceptable to bill’s...

stick-built

stick-built  adj.— «The legislation promotes manufactured homes as “a significant affordable-housing alternative to stick-built homes.” Manufactured houses typically cost 20 to 30 percent less than what builders refer to as...

cornflake redundancy syndrome

cornflake redundancy syndrome  n.— «Lawyer Jane Fraser looks at new legislation which aims to clamp down on the phenomenon of “cornflake redundancy syndrome”—a term coined to describe situations where employees first learn they...

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