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  • proper noun US, informal The current members, as a group, of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Etymologies

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From Supreme Court of the United States, by shortening, punning reference to The Supremes, a pop-music singing group.

Examples

  • Let's face it – anonymous shouting on the internet isn't really going to sway the Supremes, is it?

    Obama administration begins legal defense of health care law

  • He'd never heard of the singing group called the Supremes, which is usually pretty familiar to the justices.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2007

  • Ross, for those who don't know, is a self-promoting no talent wench who ruined Flo Ballard's life, screwed her boss to gain favor, re-hijacked the name "Supremes" -which Ballard invented!

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Ross, for those who don't know, is a self-promoting no talent wench who ruined Flo Ballard's life, screwed her boss to gain favor, re-hijacked the name "Supremes" -which Ballard invented!

    Guest blogger: my friend Ted

  • She's Solicitor General currently, often called the Supremes '"10th Justice".

    Bob Franken: Courting Kagan

  • β€œThe Supremes are the most important modern American music act after Elvis Presley, and this may well be the first real biography of them,” Ribowsky writes in his Introduction.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence -- it's like having the Supremes are your backup singers.

    Sparack: We Need Better Stunts

  • Seeing as how even the Supremes are as impartial as a Cowboy fan on Thanksgiving, how can impartial and independent people even be found and located?

    Sound Politics: These legislators mustn't have a very high opinion of their voters

  • "The Story of the Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection" features dresses worn by Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, also known as The Supremes, one of the most successful singing groups of the 1960s.

    Time Off Europe Calendar

  • She and the Supremes are the inspiration for this movie.

    Movie Review; Dream Girls

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