Buggins's turn love

Definitions

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  • n. The appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.

Etymologies

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Earliest recorded use is by Admiral Fisher, later First Sea Lord, in a 1901 letter.

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