Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of squeeze.

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Examples

  • Does or has anybody in the USA used the phrase squeezed middle?

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  • While originally coined in Britain by the head of the Labour Party Ed Miliband, the phrase "squeezed middle" resonated with the American lexicographers as well.

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  • The phrase "squeezed middle" is defined by the Oxford University Press as "the section of society regarded as particularly affected by inflation, wage freezes, and cuts in public spending during a time of economic difficulty, consisting principally of those people on low or middle incomes."

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  • The Labour leader has seized on the launch of an independent think tank inquiry to renew his focus on what he calls the "squeezed middle" - and admit Labour forgot them in the past.

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  • He will talk much of what he calls the "squeezed middle", the low and middle-income families feeling the pain of lower living standards and job insecurity as the economy stagnates.

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  • - Because every single drop of nostalgia must be squeezed from the '90s, the next Foo Fighters album will find Dave Grohl teaming with his old Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic and "Nevermind" producer Butch Vig.

    Sugarland tops Kings of Leon on charts; Grohl, Novoselic, Vig back together; Bon Jovi to Verizon, Wu-Tang to Falls Church

  • But, in many schools, particularly in big city schools that are low performing, subjects that make for an expanded curriculum rather than narrowed, like the arts and physical education, have been squeezed from the school day.

    Richard Kessler: Waiting for all the Superheroes

  • (Of course, by another "SNL" tradition, anybody in any given cast can "do" Lorne Michaels; just extend your lower lip, grasp a glass of white wine, and let your words come out as if being squeezed from a shammy.)

    Tom Shales reviews the opening show of SNL's 36th season

  • So: a big dollop of cadmium green squeezed from the tube, a little chromium oxide green, a smidgeon of cobalt blue, a hint of hansa yellow pale to balance it, some titanium white to lighten it.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Doing nothing while people continue to get squeezed is not acceptable.

    Obama camp out with new gas tax ad, Clinton camp fires back

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