blue-pencil blue-pencil


  • (v) cut or eliminate



  1. He employed a Frenchman, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, to blue-pencil the streets and domes that lobbyists and starlings (see p.
  2. Defense Secretary Gates ordered an investigation of all nontechnical manuals in all the services, with special instructions to blue-pencil any lines that are "lacking in good .


  • "The budget passed by the Assembly is a budget the people of California can be proud of," Schwarzenegger said Friday. "It takes the operating deficit down to $700 million - and more after I use my blue-pencil authority."
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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