from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of swinge.
- adj. large, immense
- adj. powerful, scathing (a swingeing verbal attack)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Huge; very large.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Great; huge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. severe; punishingly bad
Sorry, no etymologies found.
David Cameron did say that he wouldn't make 'swingeing' cuts in the first year of his term.
The TUC urged ministers to reconsider the "swingeing" cuts to public spending and focus instead on other ways to reduce the deficit, such as the suggested "Robin Hood" tax on financial transactions.
The TUC urged ministers to reconsider the "swingeing" cuts to public spending and focus instead on other ways to reduce the deficit, such as the suggested
David Cameron has promised that a Conservative government would not make "swingeing" cuts and Alistair Darling has insisted
Mr Cameron decided to change course in February when he assured voters that cuts in the first year would not be 'particularly extensive' and certainly not 'swingeing'.
Despite the handwringing about our trivial, celebrity-obsessed culture, voters seem more worried by Cameron's "swingeing" cuts to their jobs and services, or the threat of him tipping the country into a double-dip recession than they are charmed by his silky warmth on Woman's Hour.
By February this year, as polls showed that voters were taking fright at the idea of early cuts, Cameron toned down the rhetoric as he said that cuts would not be "swingeing".
David Cameron has more recently appeared to row back from Osborne's harshest cost-cutting rhetoric, saying there would be no "swingeing" cuts this year.
It's therefore a delight to see some of the countrys - nay, the world's - top economists come out in favour of deficit spending, and against immediate and "swingeing" cuts, in
No incoming government can make "swingeing" or "particularly extensive" cuts in public spending during its first year.