blackball blackball  /b ˈlæk ˌbɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  2. (v) expel from a community or group
  3. (n) the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto

Usage(s):

  1. It was not the final blackball, but it was the closest thing to it.
  2. One good reason: the Kremlin knew it could not count on the support of its Communist allies, for party bosses had made clear their opposition to a Soviet blackball of any Red nation.
  3. If there is no blackball, the doctor is unanimously elected.

News

  1. Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee charged Monday that NBC and CNN are promoting a potential presidential candidacy by Hillary Rodham Clinton, threatening to blackball them from future GOP primary debates if they air upcoming programs on the former secretary of state.
    on August 6, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. RNC threatens to blackball NBC, CNN if networks don't scratch Hillary Clinton TV films

    AFP/Getty ImagesThe Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply. WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary...
    on August 5, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. GOP to blackball NBC, CNN over Clinton programming

    The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply.
    on August 5, 2013     Source: KTHV Little Rock

Quotes

  1. "When the scientists whose work is the bedrock for our global warming policy use words like 'travesty' and 'trick' to describe their actions, and banter about how they'll blackball professional journals and delete evidence, it's time to slow down...
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Joe Barton Source: Human Events (blog)

  2. "When things like this happen, it's not like we blackball them and say 'oh, you can't come back,'" senior linebacker AJ Hawk said. "Everyone makes mistakes. We don't judge people."
    on May 26, 2005 By: AJ Hawk Source: OSU - The Lantern

  3. "I don't know for what reason I would be blackballed," Vanderjagt said. "If we're going to blackball someone for being outspoken, we've got issues. I've never been arrested, never done [driving under the influence], never hit my wife."
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Mike Vanderjagt Source: Globe and Mail

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