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f lahypay per

  • n  paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill flies

  • She saw them coming, instantly drained a stiff tumbler of her potent essence of flypaper and died.
  • Bacon's is flypaper, and innumerable claims stick to it: over the past 40 years it has attracted extremes of praise and calumniation.
  • Japanese approved, last week, certain pious rites ordered and paid for at Kyoto by one Yozo Fuyubayashi, a rich seller of flypaper, a gentleman, and a devout believer in .

  • Mitch McConnell in Dallas Morning News
    This proposal was designed to contain a spreading crisis, and urgent action is needed,said Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, urging Democrats not to use the legislation "as flypaper for partisan add-ons."
  • Michael K Deaver in Los Angeles Times
    If Ronald Reagan was "the Teflon president" because controversies never stuck, Deaver wrote, then Nancy Reagan might be called the "flypaper first lady," because everything did.

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