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  1. pork barrel, pork(noun)

    a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents

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  1. Pork barrel

    Pork barrel is the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district. The usage originated in American English. In election campaigns, the term is used in derogatory fashion to attack opponents. Scholars, however, use it as a technical term regarding legislative control of local appropriations.


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  • χοιρινό βαρέλιGreek
  • barril de cerdoSpanish
  • पोर्क बैरलHindi

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