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tarred-and-feathered

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. smeared with tar and covered with feathers as a punishment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sure, it was the right thing to do—but you just might be metaphorically tarred-and-feathered for doing so.

    The Mentality of Conservatism; The Conscience of America | RedState

  • Luckily for us, the Colony has a very loyal subscription audience, so even if we are tarred-and-feathered in the press, there will still be a sea of smiling faces out there every time we mount the stage.

    David Dean Bottrell: Stage Struck

  • The formerly omnipotent Church of Scientology continues to be virtually tarred-and-feathered.

    MediaBizBuzz.com for February 18, 2008: The Way Forward and More!

  • Wow - imagine if Obama had said something like this in a very ‘anti-American’ Babylon like SF or elsewhere - oh wait, he was already tarred-and-feathered for something like that.

    Palin Visits a ‘Pro-America’ Kind of Town - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I dinna wish to hear that ye've been hanged for treason, nor yet tarred-and-feathered for no being treasonous enough.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Should Argentina fall pathetically short in its bid to capture the title, the heavily-criticized Maradona might be tarred-and-feathered when he returns home.

    Edmonton Sun

  • Mr. Bork's name became a verb, as in "to bork a nominee with malicious irrelevancies," which is useful for compilers of dictionaries but, like the tarred-and-feathered man being ridden out of town on a rail in Lincoln's famous homily, an honor

    Front Page - The Washington Times

  • The rich and powerful are going to be tarred-and-feathered cinematically.

    GreenCine Daily

  • "Few have been as unjustly tarred-and-feathered as thoroughly as President Bush".

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • Those I have previously mentioned are all to blame, but, I will mention them all again, since they deserve to be tarred-and-feathered for what they did, especially to people on fixed incomes who are depending upon their real estate investment to provide for their financial needs.

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