clout

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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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References in classic literature ?
In Colin Clout Spenser calls both himself and Raleigh shepherds.
I turned as white as a clout, and said, 'God knows what I shall do; for my part, I know not what to do.
He has worn his shirt till it looks like a dish- clout, he has torn it to rags