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throw red meat

throw red meat
 v.— «Throwing red meat the other night to members of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank, Reagan said: “I hope every member of Congress will reflect on the fact that the Sandinistas have been training, supporting and directing as well as sheltering terrorists. And, in this sense, they are trying to build a Libya on our doorstep.”» —“Linking Libya, Nicaragua—Bad History, Bad Politics” by Jack W. Germond, Jules Witcover Seattle Times (Wash.) Apr. 28, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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