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Clinton +‎ -ism


Clintonism (countable and uncountable, plural Clintonisms)

  1. (uncountable) The policies of U.S. president Bill Clinton.
  2. A statement made by Bill Clinton.

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  • 2002, P. J. O'Rourke, The CEO of the Sofa, [1]
    President Clinton commenced the blathering with orotund Clintonisms: “The international community must take a side, not merely stand between the sides or on the sidelines.” With a side of fries.
  • 2004, Michael Kranish, Brian C Mooney, Nina J Easton, John F. Kerry [2]
    Kerry had even borrowed a Clintonism in his remarks, transforming the Arkansas governor’s call for a “new covenant of social and personal responsibility” into his own call for a “social contract, a covenant wherein every right is matched with a responsibility.”
  • 2004, William Safire, The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time [3]
    Another Clintonism that those who remember his administration fondly like to recall is the campaign semislogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.”