sausage-grinder love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A domestic machine for mincing meat for sausages.


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  • While Obama's legislative style up until now has been mostly to work behind the scenes as Congress dithers, and then jump in and support whatever bill actually makes it out of the sausage-grinder up on Capitol Hill.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

  • The stimulus bill working its way through the Congressional sausage-grinder contains "Buy American" provisions that are, unsurprisingly, resisted by American companies that like selling things overseas.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • This will then go through the traditional inter-agency review process (and god knows what that will do to all these ideas) but at least we'll have a record of what the meat looked like before it went through the sausage-grinder.

    Open Govt Dialogue Improves; But Import Still Unresolved

  • As I said earlier, I ultimately saw good and bad points with Feinstein's bill - so it goes with the great sausage-grinder that is American political compromise.

    Route 66 News

  • Since he is a Brit of similar age to myself, and similarly suffering through the psychic sausage-grinder that is the education business in China - I really should have been more supportive.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • As the draft churns through the editorial sausage-grinder, items get put in and taken out and if I'm negligent something completely wrong-headed can land in the draft and stay there when it flies out the door.


  • "Not a thing -- except run me through a sausage-grinder, drop me out of one of these aeroplanes, hammer my haid with a pile-driver, and jounce me up and down on a big pile of sharp rocks.

    Steve Yeager

  • Feel as if you'd been run through a sausage-grinder? "he asked cheerily.

    A Daughter of the Dons A Story of New Mexico Today

  • You damn cold-nosed Yankee Brahmins -- you have Faith and you have Hope, but you have no more Charity than a sausage-grinder. "

    A Certain Rich Man


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