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blackball

tv. to vote against someone in a secret ballot. Someone blackballed the prospective member.
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Ironically, his reward was to be blackballed by the Glasgow Art Club - a year after he helped design it.
The conservative director best known for writing the script for ``Apocalypse Now'' has long maintained that he is being blackballed by an ultra-liberal Hollywood.
FORMER Plaid Cymru president Dafydd Wigley yesterday revealed his belief that he had been blackballed from two top jobs in Wales.
They use their clout to lure new talent in and steal their ideas, with the end result being that the talent fears being blackballed by the industry if they object.
Portugal's FA had been warned to sort out a dispute with minnows Gil Vicente by yesterday or face having their clubs and national side blackballed by FIFA's emergency committee.
Roma have been warned that, if found guilty of any misdemeanour, they are likely to be blackballed from the market until January 2007.
The point Reilly doesn't differentiate, however, is that a beat reporter can't ask Sosa that kind of question or he risks being blackballed for the rest of the season and, in effect, can't do his job.
Since NHRA and IHRA control the majority of the nation's tracks, Proffitt and his fellow competitors have been blackballed from all sanctioned tracks in the United States.
Host Germany also wants Iran blackballed, but ruling body FIFA does not agree.
Mr Wigley is convinced that he has been blackballed in his attempt to get two senior posts in Wales, one as the head of a quango and the other in a very senior role in the disability sector.
She thought I was going to get blackballed if I didn't sign.
But they insist there will be no reprise for left-winger Canavan, who was furious at being blackballed and plans to stand as an independent Socialist.
IRATE members of a snooker club which blackballed champion Matthew Stevens have threatened to walk out unless he is allowed to stay.
The irony is that by focusing on a relatively young 32-year-old who has been blackballed, not because she is too old to get hired but because she got caught fibbing to a lot of people who don't like to be embarrassed, ``60 Minutes'' was, itself, guilty of ageism.