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PMD

PMD  n.— «America’s greatest intelligence failure in Iraq was not the WMD we thought were there, but weren’t. It was the PMD we thought weren’t there, but were. PMD in my lexicon, stands for “people of mass destruction...

red seat

red seat  n.— «Charlie Melancon’s victory in the bayou region of Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District proved that Democrats could win seats held by Republicans, or as he called them, “red seats.”» —“Democrats put best...

triangulation

triangulation  n.— «Labour are expert at using the presentational device called “triangulation.” For those unfamiliar with the argot of the Westminster village, this involves pinching key planks of a rival party’s platform to...

chestnut revolution

chestnut revolution  n.— «Chairman of the Russian State Duma international affairs committee Mikhail Margelov has expressed doubt that Ukraine would see a “chestnut revolution’ in case opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko loses the...

sampated

sampated  v.— «The fact is that Powell was up against it early when he took the job at State. Vice President Dick Cheney’s staff second-guessed every element of foreign policy. In good Trini parlance, he was “sampated” from the...

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...

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