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uhn dooh ing

  • n  an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)
  • n  loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
  • v  cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
  • v  deprive of certain characteristics
  • v  cause the ruin or downfall of
  • v  cause to become loose
  • v  remove the outer cover or wrapping of

  • The taking of Ben Ownby, 13, proved to be Devlin's undoing.
  • Feeney's undoing was his hard-line reading of the formula, first proposed by Church Fathers Origen and Cyprian in the 3rd century, that "outside the church there is no salvation.
  • Comparisons like that may well be the plan's undoing.
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    Visiting the homes of some of Charlotte's coolest creatives by Kimberly Lawson Forget the corny mantra about home being "where the heart is." Home is where you get to kick off your sneakers and bury your hot, smelly toes into a cool, plush carpet after a long day at work. It's where most people feel comfortable undoing the top button of their pants after a filling dinner.… [ Read more ...
    June 12, 2013 - Creative Loafing Charlotte
  • Mayor not interested in undoing secret pension fattener for ex-fire commissioner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday showed no interest in undoing the secret deal that fattened the pension of former Chicago Fire Commissioner Ray Orozco, arguing that the controversy diverts attention from the more important issue: pension reform. “I’ve said this before when somebody tries to take one personality and say, `That’s the problem.’ The challenge in the fund for firefighters is not Ray ...
    June 11, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times
  • Government’s Data Grabs Are Unlikely to Prompt Legislative Action
    Despite the political and media furor surrounding the recent news about data collection by the National Security Agency, the appetite among some top lawmakers for undoing the legislation that allowed the sweeps is meager.
    June 10, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News

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