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a Daniel come to judgement

A person who is or has been able to wisely resolve a particularly difficult problem or dispute. Coined by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice, it alludes to the Biblical character Daniel, who was renowned for having excellent faculties of judgment. Primarily heard in UK. The newly elected prime minister has been a Daniel come to judgement, finally brokering a peace between the two warring countries.
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damn Daniel

slang A complimentary exclamation. The phrase originated in a Twitter video. Damn Daniel! You look good in that leather jacket.
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pull a Daniel Boone

slang To get drunk. Boy, you really pulled a Daniel Boone at the bar last night. Do you remember anything at all?
See also: Daniel, pull
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In October 2016, Daniels purchased 16 head of cattle at the Noble County Livestock Market.
The dismissal of the defamation case has no bearing on Daniels' continuing legal fight to void the nondisclosure pact that bars her from speaking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump.
Charles Harder, Trump's lawyer, said the lawsuit by Daniels, whose real name was Stephanie Clifford, was "moot" as the president said the agreement was never formed as he had not signed it himself, and has also mentioned he would not try to enforce it, a report said.
The graphic details appear in Daniels' upcoming book, Full Disclosure.
Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to violating federal election law by paying Daniels $130,000 not to disclose information that would be harmful to Trump.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex once with Trump in 2006 and carried on a platonic relationship with him for about a year.
Daniels, who died on July 5 due to congestive heart failure, was receiving hospice care and required a working respirator in her home.
The attack happened in Rhyl, North Wales, last summer where the Daniels brothers had moved from their native Walsall after suffering "difficult childhoods".
Simultaneously, Cohen signed a statement from Daniels as well stating that the allegations of an affair were "absolutely false".
Ms Daniels said she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Mr Trump, an incident that she said happened while she was with her young daughter.
Avenatti believes Trump has backed himself into a corner after his legal team tried to move a lawsuit filed by Daniels against the president to federal court.
He appeared at Liverpool Magistrates' Court alongside Kimberley Daniels, 28, of Hare Croft, West Derby, who is charged with assisting an offender.
It's a remarkable rise for Daniels, who spent the past few years working in Creswell and Lane County politics and in background roles on several statewide Republican political campaigns, and it could lead to a coveted job in Trump's still-being-built administration.
27 October 2016 - US-based specialised medical waste disposal company Daniels Health has agreed to sell its Australian medical waste business to Australia-based waste management company Tox Free Solutions Ltd (ASX: TOX) for USD 186m, the company said.