Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About | Media | Search | Contact  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


A.Word.A.Day--brass-collar

Pronunciation RealAudio

brass-collar (BRAS KOL-uhr) adjective

Unwaveringly loyal to a political party; always voting a straight party ticket.

[Apparently from the allusion to the collar of a faithful dog.]

"He (Bob McCandless) is an old-fashioned, liberal, brass-collar Democrat who at age 59 never has voted for a Republican."
Robert Novak; A Democrat Defects to Dole; Buffalo News; Sep 14, 1996.

"Brandon wanted to 'do away with the brass-collared officials in the big corporations' who wasted money on things like buying off legislators."
Randy Krehbiel; Tulsa Labor Day Holidays Mellowing; Tulsa World (Oklahoma); Sep 3, 2001.

This week's theme: words related to elections.

X-Bonus

No humorist laughs at his own wheeze: A snuff-box has no right to sneeze. -Keith Preston, journalist and author (1884-1927)

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith