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cricket diplomacy

cricket diplomacy  n.— «He said the U.S. leader probably will praise what’s called “cricket diplomacy”—in which teams from the two countries compete on the field—as helping ease political tensions.» —“South Asia: Nukes And...

muj

muj  n.— «A parade of well-tailored “Gucci muj,” as the CIA Near East officers derisively called them, began to fly in from Pakistan and march from office to office in Washington.» —by Steve Coll Ghost Wars Feb...

muj

muj  n.— «India should accept the Pakistan no war pact . Much of the army can then be removed from the Rajasthan and Punjab borders and sent to the valley to finish off the Muj once and for all .» —“Re: There is no solution to Kashmir...

goonda tax

goonda tax  n.— «All the murders committed by the duo are reported to have been linked with their activities of collecting “goonda tax” at the general bus stands of Narowal district.» —“Police-outlaws battle near Sialkot...

goonda tax

goonda tax n. money extorted as ‘protection’ or to permit passage on public thoroughfares, or paid as a simple bribe. Etymological Note: The Hindi and Urdu term goonda can be translated as rascal or ruffian and even as goon, but there is no evidence...

chamcha

chamcha n. a sycophant, toady, or hanger-on. Etymological Note: From the Hindi and Urdu word for ‘spoon.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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