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  •  To me that phrase implies being bought (0+ / 0-)

    Gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. ~ Al Gore

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 12:33:55 PM PDT

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    •  I'm just seeing this thread, but agree that the (2+ / 0-)
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      phrase "in one's back pocket" implies undue influence, and I have always thought of it as monetary. I wasn't able to find the etymology of the phrase.

      I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

      by David Harris Gershon on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 03:46:53 PM PDT

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