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ha mer lok

  • n  a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back

  • Maybe the "right wing poultry" (hammerlock, I'm still clearing the fog in my brain with coffee, sorry!) should really take their "concerns" to a new level a la Palin and others who .
  • Most unpontifically, the Roman Pontiff plunged among them, raising children high in the air, throwing a hammerlock on old acquaintances, hugging and blessing the pilgrims.
  • Keeping its usual firm hammerlock on reality, the government radio station in Ciudad Trujillo, La Voz Dominicana, explained: "We are not certain, but it seems logical that Nixon .

  • Richard Blumenthal in Forbes
    We learned a hard lesson from the electricity industry: deregulation leads to disaster,Blumenthal said. "A tiny clique with a hammerlock on trash disposal will send rates skyward, as happened with power prices."
  • Tom Shales in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Kathie Lee Gifford got another hammerlock on Christmas and once again tried to throttle it to death,Washington Post critic Tom Shales wrote in a memorable review.

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