down-and-outers love



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  • n. Plural form of down-and-outer.


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  • In the 1930s, government programs sought to bring about "self-sufficiency," providing land to down-and-outers, including Johnny Cash's parents.

    Tug-of-War With Nature

  • And, speaking of eyewash, Mike Barnicle persists in presenting himself on Morning Joe as the gruff man of the people, after finally being dumped by the Boston Globe a decade ago for fabricating and stealing his stories about working class Boston down-and-outers (only to be picked up without hesitation by the Boston Herald -- and MSNBC).

    Stanton Peele: Media, Politics, and Reality

  • Commentary especially on corruption in high places and the lives down-and-outers have to live.

    What do you mean by "Chandlerian"?

  • In fact I would imagine it would not be such a bad idea for some down-and-outers to go to prison to get a free ticket to 30-buck-an-hour, rather than scrimp and save the way I and many other Canadians had to do in order to get into a position of pay we could survive on.

    2008 August 19 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948) - Fred Dobbs, Bob Curtin and an old-timer named Howard, three motley down-and-outers in Mexico (Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston, respectively), pool their meager resources and set off to search for gold.

    John Farr: The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

  • Republicans think that wearing designer clothes with a tramp motif is a way of showing a "we're all in this together" display of sympathy for the down-and-outers.

    The Golden Age of Hypocrisy

  • The down-and-outers in the narrow hallway, of course, were there as place-holders in the line for the most elite lobbyists and Washington representatives of the even bigger, post-meltdown investment and commercial banks like Goldman Sachs and J. P Morgan Chase; such firms are now on track to pay their employees a record $140 billion this year.

    Art Levine: Bailout Trickle-Down: To Kill Reforms, Lobbyists Hiring Jobless To Save Places In Line At Hearings

  • He never felt that the people he wrote about were losers and down-and-outers—the waitress, the bus driver, the mechanic; the country is filled with these people.

    Raymond Carver

  • The show combines the avarice and arguments of The Apprentice with the tear-jerking manipulation of down-and-outers seen on Extreme Makeover and, going back to the dawn of television, the mawkish giveaway show Queen for a Day.

    Oprah Giveth and Oprah Taketh Away

  • My snide comment was aimed at the beggars who play the game, play on our generosity and the enablers of the victim industry, not the simple down-and-outers. any apologies will be to the deserving homeless, not you.

    Sound Politics: Sound Dining


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