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blackball

tv. to vote against someone in a secret ballot. Someone blackballed the prospective member.
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The package of sanctions also includes the blackballing of 102 Iranian entities including 14 other banks and 24 individuals, and the strengthening of inspection of cargoes related to Iran.
Correll believes "the real reason for Defendants termination and blackballing of Correll was Disney s desire to retaliate" against him "for a) seeking compensation owing to Correll" and O Brien and "b) their testimony against Disney in the WGA Arbitration," according to the complaint.
It was all blackballing because of my association with the Scottish National Party.
But forgiveness was in shorter supply for Jones during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, where Nottinghamshire members, still outraged by England's continued blackballing of local hero Chris Read put their feelings in writing.
THE English PFA has threatened to cripple Derby County by blackballing them from the transfer market - unless Craig Burley's missing wages are coughed up in full.
A former employee has sued University of California Regent Ward Connerly, accusing him of discrimination, sexual harassment and blackballing her for other jobs.