What does pork barrel mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pork barrel, pork(noun)

    a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pork barrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pork barrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Kieran Curtis:

    We expect trend weakness in Turkey though we wouldn't be surprised to see a rally in the near term if a government is formed, with a coalition, there will probably be a greater requirement for pork-barrel politics and the question is will this endanger the fiscal conservatism that's been a hallmark of Turkey so far. We feel quite uncomfortable with this mix.

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