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hog-house amendment

hog-house amendment  attrib.— «The use of so-called hog-house amendments takes away the public’s right to comment on legislation because a bill can be rewritten to address a new subject after public hearings have already been held on the...

wait-warping

wait-warping  n.— «“We’ve seen the results of studies where people have taken the time to measure how long it takes at a cashier versus how long it takes for a layperson scanning the items in self-checkout, and it takes longer for...

Teen Endangerment Act

Teen Endangerment Act  n.— «Late the evening of Sept. 29, senators declined to invoke “cloture”—closing debate and moving to a substantive vote on a measure—on S. 403, the “Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act...

sweep room

sweep room  n.— «Also at Lanphier, beginning Monday, administrators will make sweeps of the hallways when the bell rings at the beginning of the first morning class and the first afternoon class. Teachers will close their classroom doors...

dipping

dipping  n.— «The lawsuit claims that guards routinely engage in a practice called “dipping,” which Norman called a sadistic version of a common control measure. According to the suit, the guards take hold of the teens, twist...

wear-away

wear-away  n.— «The act would eliminate the uncertainty by making it clear that cash-balance plans don’t violate federal laws against age discrimination, Klein says. The measure also bars companies from freezing older workers’ benefits...

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