GOAT

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See also: goat, Goat, G. O. A. T., G.O.A.T., and go at

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GOAT (plural GOATs)

  1. (UK, politics, informal) A member of the "government of all the talents" proposed by British prime minister Gordon Brown.
    • 2009, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee, Good government: eighth report of session 2008-09, volume 2
      The best talents; of course he was a GOAT.
    • 2010, Philip Johnston, Bad Laws:
      Lord Jones of Birmingham, aka Digby Jones, the former director general of the CBI, said that in his year in the government as a so-called GOAT (a member of the Government Of All The Talents) he found the civil service to be 'honest, stuffed full of decent people who work hard'.
    • 2011, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee, Bernard Jenkin, Smaller Government: Report, Together with Formal Minutes
      One of the problems with the GOATs was that the parliamentary and political role was undersold to them.
  2. (US, UK, informal) Acronym of greatest of all time.

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