- hair + shirt (Wiktionary)
“I would call a kind of hairshirt need, a-- a need to kind of punish himself in -- in living in very, very difficult ways.”
“Amidst a general acceptance of the cash crisis afflicting the ICA as an accident of the recession, and a rush into headlong 'hairshirt' institutional self-critique as a means to deflect real scrutiny, JJ Charlesworth uncovers a catalogue of avoidable mistakes and the free-market, lifestyle thinking behind them”
“That doesn't mean "hairshirt" environmentalism, where the goal is for neo-puritans to denounce people for immorality and trumpet their own superiority.”
“hairshirt' FF budgets, this has come after a time of plenty and during a period where peoples expectations - rightly - have increased.”
“It wasn't a case of top of the page placements or any of that stuff – just of knowing where to look when a newspaper's slip began showing: the prominence of the predictable hairshirt.”
“So you can imagine why I donned my hairshirt and "The End Is Nigh" sandwich board when the Yankees' season came down to a certain Mr. Allan James Burnett, aka A.J., aka the worst pitcher in the history of the sport, according to more volatile Yankees enthusiasts.”
“This year is a bit of a hairshirt year and not one in which we felt we could offer the Order of Merit," said Rod Street, the chief executive of REL.”
“A meeting of European socialists in Athens recently put together a distinctly Keynesian-looking alternative to the austerity hairshirt forced on ailing southern eurozone economies by Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy.”
“Even though I would prefer wearing a hairshirt to reading one of his columns, I consider him a must read.”
“You want to use some hairshirt religion to tell us how to live and increase government power over our lives, everything from banning certain kinds of lightbulbs to telling us what we can drive to putting microchips in our thermostats.”
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Words heard in various REM songs that I enjoy and that I think are indicative of the band. Not too literally, of course.
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