from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An assault upon a person especially with the intent to rob.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place.
- v. Present participle of mug.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A robbery; a taking of property by threatening (or performing) violence on the person who is robbed. See mug, v.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. assault with intent to rob
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The Wall Street Journal editorialized about the "Avastin mugging," and Sen. David Vitter accused the FDA of "assigning a value to a day of a person's life."
But I would have been no more justified in mugging the nearest doctor until he treated me than the government is in outlawing the free exchange of medical services.
Oh, he was polite enough: he called the mugging a "bank bailout," and promised that, sure, tomorrow he'd change my ways, so this will never happen again, guv'nor.
As a sidenote I am going to begin mugging people on the street after/by showing them my boobs.
How come this form of mugging is allowed in the UK?
Krugman's link - at "mugging" - goes to a USA Today article about the conflict, which mainly dealt with the amount of money spent on medical care per person in the United States compared to Cuba.
And former Senator Carol Moseley Braun says a college student who came to her aid after a mugging is a hero.
It's a pity that the idea of mugging didn't grow on them early enough, but it's better to be late than never.
Even if all blind corners do is contribute to mugging, that is still bad enough that we should get rid of them.
If the committee Republicans can be persuaded that this is simply a way for Democrats to go after a hawkish official because of his views, if they see it as what "The Wall Street Journal" editorial page called a mugging, Bolton is going to survive, because even internationalists like Chairman Lugar are not going to deny the president a choice on policy grounds.