Washington Monument
 n.— «In budgeting parlance, a “Washington Monument” is a popular program or facility singled out for budget cuts precisely because of its popularity. The term seems to have its origins in the U.S. Park Service official who, testifying before Congress in 1971, said the only way he could cut the budget would be to close the landmark to tourists.» —“The week in review” by Gregory Korte The Enquirer (Cincinatti, Ohio) Nov. 19, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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