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yellow-star cluster

yellow-star cluster
 n.— «Starting with the upcoming 2009 budget, the Air Force will need at least $20 billion more every year to meet its modernization needs, he said. “I think this is really a yellow-star cluster,” Wynne said, describing the military term for sending a personnel-in-distress signal. “We’ve done what we can do, and we need help.”» —“Air Force may halt drawdown” by Lisa Burgess Stars and Stripes Sept. 26, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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