dirty tricks Thursday

n. Thursday before an election which is the date on which all attacks of the opposition camp are made especially with regard to scandalous conduct of the opponents knowing that the charges will bring headlines but it is too late for the opponents to come up with answers

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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