overhaul overhaul  /ˈoʊ vər ˌhɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
  2. (n) periodic maintenance on a car or machine
  3. (n) the act of improving by renewing and restoring
  4. (v) travel past

Usage(s):

  1. A special commission this week is scheduled to recommend a sweeping overhaul of California's antiquated tax system.
  2. Henan provincial authorities have ordered a safety overhaul at all coal mines, with governments at city and county levels held responsible for safety at all pits in their jurisdiction.
  3. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the president supports language in health overhaul legislation that explicitly prohibits money for abortions.

News

  1. Amendments to immigration overhaul bill stall in Senate

    Senate Republicans and Democrats spar over amendments to the immigration overhaul bill that could attract or drive away votes. WASHINGTON — Enthusiasm in the Senate for the debate over immigration gave way to reality Wednesday as party leaders quarreled to a stalemate over how to consider dozens of proposed amendments.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Madison may overhaul alcohol licensing rules

    The city of Madison is looking at an overhaul of its alcohol rules. The city passed an ordinance in 2007 aimed at curbing the growth of bars and related crime and violence downtown. The ordinance says new businesses in the area can't earn more than half of their revenue from the sale of alcohol. It expires Aug. 1, but alcohol and food policy coordinator Mark Woulf told the Wisconsin State ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

  3. Madison considers overhaul of alcohol license rules that would limit new bars, clubs downtown

    MADISON, Wis. — The city of Madison is looking at an overhaul of its alcohol rules. The city passed an ordinance in 2007 aimed at curbing the growth of bars and related crime and violence downtown.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "My administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system, a transformation on a scale not seen since the reforms that followed the Great Depression," Obama said in a speech.
    on Jun 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Smart Company Blogs (blog)

  2. "My tax plan, which would completely overhaul the tax system, is connecting with voters in New Hampshire," Huckabee said in an interview Friday on CBS (nyse: CBS - news - people )'s "Early Show." "We only have a few days to close the sale,...
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Forbes

  3. "The path to sustainable profitability requires us to fundamentally overhaul every facet of our business," said CEO Glenn Tilton in a prepared statement Tuesday.
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Glenn Tilton Source: TheStreet.com

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