Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of guillotine.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sir Kevin Tebbit, the former top civil servant at the Ministry of Defence, told the inquiry that he had to run a "crisis budget" and criticised the Prime Minister for "guillotining" military spending six months after the March 2003 Iraq invasion.

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  • He also criticised Mr Brown for "guillotining" military spending six months after the March 2003 Iraq invasion.

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  • Gordon Brown hamstrung defence chiefs by 'guillotining' their budget months after the invasion of Iraq, it was claimed today.

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  • Gordon Brown has denied troops were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan without the equipment they needed after being accused of "guillotining" the budget.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • Thus the beheading of the English queen alludes to the guillotining of the French queen, Marie Antoinette.

    'Don Pasquale' Arias Titillate

  • V amp; A, LondonThis show pays homage to the iconic style of the actress who swapped Hollywood for royal duties in Monaco, but it cannot possibly capture her sex appeal At first glance, it looks like the Paris morgue in the 1790s after a hard day's guillotining: 50 poised princesses, who manage to stand upright and show off their aristocratic finery, despite just having lost their heads.

    Grace Kelly: Style Icon

  • Along with the slightly nerve-wracking experience of guillotining out a piece the right size for your job.

    An English Deference

  • The first ritual “rose decapitation” has occurred, and our stage will be showered with rose petals at every show from that moment on as fans come forward with bouquets and I happily comply by guillotining the petals on my guitar strings, becoming kind of the Morticia Addams of the guitar world.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Angry folks are practically calling for a public guillotining of a Wall St. fat cat or two.

    Patrick Sauer: Tim Geithner: Take My Toxic Assets, Please

  • If we could have prevented the murder of the 600,000+ Iraqis who have already died in this war, simply by guillotining a few hundred Republicans, simple arithmetic tells us that we should have set up that guillotine in the Mall.

    Matthew Yglesias » Albright on Arab Democracy

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