- From the arcade game Whac-A-Mole, which involves quickly and repeatedly hitting the heads of mechanical moles with a mallet as they pop up from holes. (Wiktionary)
“That process, which some advocacy groups have referred to as "whack-a-mole," is costly for both sides, Warren said.”
“The problem, as others have pointed out, is that naming certain banned activities is a game of whack-a-mole.”
“You can play whack-a-mole with this stuff all day.”
“This also creates a whack-a-mole game between speculators and the government as liquidity shifts from one asset class to another.”
“Part of this 'whack-a-mole' practice is broader human tradition.”
“Mr. Assad's forces appear to be increasingly resorting to a brutal game of whack-a-mole by relying on increasingly heavy weaponry, said Andrew Tabler, a Syrian expert at the Washington Institute for Near Policy, referring to the carnival game where players bash a mole which rears its head from one hole, only to see it pop up from another.”
“The fragmented, fractured media is, of course, partly to blame, as Obama finds himself playing whack-a-mole to every manufactured 24-hour news drama that erupts from someone's latest Twitter message or blog post.”
“And the investors will not show their heads as long as Barry is wielding the whack-a-mole hammer.”
“Slapping down baseless smears and accusations of antisemitism from TNR, is a thankless game of whack-a-mole.”
“Abroad, Mr. Bagley compared U.S. efforts to a massive game of whack-a-mole in which drug supplies, drug violence and crime are "shuffled from one country to the other.”
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