- See Mafia. The sense "entity which attempts to control a specified arena" makes an analogy to crime-syndicate mafias' attempts to control certain kinds of business in the regions in which they exist. (Wiktionary)
“I don't think the term 'mafia' was over the top and of course he did also deny any knowledge of wrongdoing.”
“The term mafia has been used to describe exactly this effect before, especially when it comes to PayPal and now”
“Instead the term mafia must be used very carefully in Italy.”
“In 1890, the police chief in New Orleans was killed and that was the first time on record that the word 'mafia' was used.”
“They say that Mr. Karzai's suspected role in the drug trade, as well as what they describe as the mafia-like way that he lords over southern Afghanistan, makes him a malevolent force.”
“The movie The Godfather was soon to be released, and Joe Columbo’s antidiscrimination league was making sure that the word mafia would not be used in the picture.”
“Thailand tried to remove the mafia from the government in the early 1990s and it collapsed their economy and those of their neighbors.”
“There seem to be some signs that the Mexican mafia is moving towards other forms of crime already --- kidnappings are up 17% this year according to the newspaper, there was a report of a "home invasion" style robbery in San Miguel de Allende (armed) and good friends of mine there were robbed while thay were in the house at 4pm (unarmed).”
“Infact this criminal mafia is trying to sabotage his career itslef. lux”
“The ARES-1/ATK mafia is the reason why Cx is in the pickle it is in now.”
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