take to the diaper
 v. phr.— «They used to call it “taking to the diaper,” a phrase that referred to the preparation undertaken by a prudent senator before an extended filibuster. The late South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond holds the record for a solo filibuster from the time when he rambled for 24 hours and 18 minutes to prevent the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from coming to a vote.» —“Filibuster: Not Like It Used to Be” by Eleanor Clift Newsweek Nov. 15, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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