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clout list

A secret list of people who, through advantageous connections and relationships with people of affluence, authority, or political influence, are given preferential consideration during an admissions or appointments process. Even though he didn't do well in school, his father's connections to state senators and local politicians enabled him to be put on the university's clout list, and he eventually gained admission.
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clouted

mod. arrested. They do things like that to get clouted so they can have a warm place to stay overnight.
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The first Clout product to launch under the Marvel agreement will be released in fall 2006.
He said that not all of Los Angeles' clout may have been reflected in the study, citing the federal emergency funds spent after the Northridge Earthquake, funds obtained for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build the subway, and projects in the Valley, such as the Hansen Dam Recreational Area.
Clout, whose excitement at the prospect of being closely involved with El Condor Pasa is obvious, added: "Whatever races he runs in through the season, his ultimate target will be the Arc.
Unless the producer-executive has real clout and business acumen, the major label will likely retain ownership of the master of any music produced.
AFSCME banks its political clout most by stymieinS common-sense reforms like making government more efficient.
Clout added: "Taiki Shuttle's a running machine and the Japanese landed a unique gamble.
As Pendleton James explains, when White House personnel comes knocking with its dreaded list of must-hires, "the agency heads with clout say, 'No way.
Despite the US-engineered sanctions against Iran, which have been illegally imposed under the pretext that the country's nuclear energy program includes a military component, Iran's influence and clout has turned it into a main regional actor.
The bottom line is that a new Valley city would not be able to match the clout that Los Angeles has in Washington, D.
Last November's election gave the CBC numerical clout, when its voting membership leapt from 23 to 39, Carol Moseley Braun (D.
July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint's unique new plan for the small business market -- Business Clout -- has received accolades from a pair of prestigious organizations: the Telecommunications Research and Action Center (TRAC) of Washington and the Yankee Group of Boston.
Their concentration in key electoral states like New York, California, Illinois, and Texas gives them additional clout.
Best's Review profiles little-known but highly influential players in insurance regulation in the magazine's March cover feature, "Quiet Clout.
Stephanie Carter said she opposes Valley cityhood and disputed secessionists' views that a new city might have enough clout to eventually succeed where her group failed.
TONY Blair has ordered Labour MPs to step up the pro-euro campaign and give it more political clout.