n.— «A small easy-to-overlook bill suddenly became potentially controversial. In State Capitol parlance, it was a “talker,” which can be a kiss of death toward the end of the legislative session, when state lawmakers are trying to ram through hundreds of bills and the threat of a time-consuming debate can hurt a bill’s shot at success.» —“Some legislators fish for votes; others are just blowing smoke” by Trip Jennings in Hartford, Conn. Republican American (Waterbury, Conn.) June 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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