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

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Examples

  • Bloomberg's criticism of Robert Morgenthau's hidden bank accounts have "boomeranged," and now the mayor is coming under fire from Bill Thompson and John Liu.

    Morning Read: Bloomberg Opposes, City Council Overrides

  • Part 2: They may have 'boomeranged' or 'failed to launch', but don't call them dysfunctional

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  • They may have 'boomeranged' or 'failed to launch', but don't call them dysfunctional

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  • Liberal interventionism abroad (which led to Iraq), fallout from the Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information, tax credits and the New Deal, according to taste – and hindsight – there were plenty of early reforms which boomeranged.

    Is David Cameron better than Tony Blair in 97?

  • Your fear-mongering and smearing has soared beyond the depraved, leaped over the humiliating boundaries of pathetic, teetered off the ledge of shamelessness, bounced off a steaming mountain of cynicism, and finally boomeranged back into your mouths where it incestuously mates with your desperation and hypocrisy only to be reproduced by your next, inevitable smear sound bite.

    Dear John McCain, A Farewell...

  • This then boomeranged back on small merchants and entrepreneurs in the form of reduced profits, forcing many out of business.

    Walden Bello: Does Corruption Create Poverty?

  • That said, the Iranian authorities are stuck with the same paradox that boomeranged on the communists: When you crack down on rock music, you only make it a more powerful and alluring metaphor for freedom.

    'Persian Cats' Just Want To Rock 'N' Roll ... In Iran

  • The songs that boomeranged back through the '80s Revival ™ seem largely random - we get "Rock Lobster" (which was almost never heard in the actual 1980s) yet never hear a song, like, say, "It's a Mistake" by Men at Work or "Sussudio" by Phil Collins, even though those songs were on endlessly.

    seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me

  • I taught and felt despair that boomeranged around my school in a thousand directions -- despair for my fellow teachers, the young, energetic ones who are who are being fired and will never return to the LAUSD, despair for my students whose classrooms are too large and growing larger, despair for my fellow union members whose leadership failed us.

    Dennis Danziger: The Day My Union Died

  • That that dip in Gallup rolling national average (which was never replicated by Rasmussen, fwiw) just boomeranged back big time.

    Poll: Obama Ahead In Pennsylvania

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