augean augean

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely filthy from long neglect

News

  1. George Will: Too sweet to kill

    In today's Register George Will: Too sweet to kill Register Jun 11, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417992" }); document.write(' '); Excerpt : The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory’s vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington’s Augean ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

  2. George Will: Sweet deal for a few who profit at expense of many

    WASHINGTON — The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers. read more
    on June 9, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  3. Sweet deal just won't end

    The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quotes

  1. "The import bill is a good beginning, but it isn't far enough," Mr. Dingell says. "It's like the Augean stables. Hercules had to divert a river to clean the Augean stables."
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: John Dingell Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "He resigned because the BIR's corrupt environment is worse than the Augean stables that Hercules himself found hard to clean up," Pimentel said in a text message.
    on Nov 3, 2009 By: Aquilino Pimentel Jr Source: Inquirer.net

  3. Apparently seeking revenge, M. Devedjian said this week that he planned to "cleanse the Augean stables" of corruption among Hauts-de-Seine politicians of his own - and President Sarkozy's - centre right party.
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Patrick Devedjian Source: Independent

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