deep-six deep-six

Definition(s):

  1. (v) toss out; get rid of
  2. (v) throw from a boat

Usage(s):

  1. Gonzales' resume isn't going to provide much fodder for conservatives or liberals, for that matter looking to deep-six Bush's close ally.
  2. While it may get the nod from the House, its requirement that employers pay more than 75 percent of their workers' health insurance will almost certainly deep-six it in the Senate.
  3. Seoul reportedly favors keeping the banks out of the deep-six.

News

  • Scott Garceau: NFL Fumbles Kickoff

    Denver fans are calling, tweeting and basically melting down trying to deep-six the Ravens number 5. A Denver broadcaster has gone "I'm as mad as hell and not going to take this any more" and asked his followers to join him in defacing Flacco posters along 16th street.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: CBS Baltimore

Quotes

  1. "A lot will depend upon the projections for the economy over the next couple of months in terms of state revenue projections," LeBeau said. "If revenue projections remain relatively stable, I think we will have an opportunity to deep-six it...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Gary LeBeau Source: Hartford Courant

  2. "You can't avoid the inescapable conclusion that he [Hastings] was there to deep-six the process at a time when they were very uncomfortable with it," said Norm Ornstein, a political analyst at the American Enterprise Institute.
    on Sep 10, 2006 By: Norman Ornstein Source: Seattle Times

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