Uncle Sam

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Uncle Sam

A personification of the United States or its government, typically portrayed as a man with a white beard. It seems like Uncle Sam is always taking more and more taxes out of our paychecks.
See also: SAM, uncle

Uncle ˈSam

(informal) a way of referring to the United States of America or the US government: He owed $20 000 in tax to Uncle Sam.The name probably comes from expanding the initials US.
See also: SAM, uncle

Uncle (Sam)

and Uncle Sugar
1. n. the personification of the U.S. Uncle Sugar wants a little more of your money this year.
2. n. a federal agent; federal agents. Uncle has some pretty strong ideas about who’s in charge of this investigation.
See also: SAM, uncle
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The couple adds that while Uncle Sam is more commonly known for the prints and posters made in his honor, "It is the human aspect of Samuel Wilson that fills us with the passion.
I know what I'm talking about when I say that it will be a very long and very difficult road, and as long as Uncle Sam does not rein in the wild men of Israel, the good uncle shall continue to be loathed by every Arab this side of Mecca.
In 1948, Uncle Sam was the first in line to recognize the birth of the State of Israel in the Land of Palestine.
Had the state and Uncle Sam let us keep the fruits of our success we would have invested them in growth and created more jobs.
STEPHEN CLARKSON's Uncle Sam and Us is, without a doubt, an important contribution to Canadian political economy.
Leyendecker's dozing Uncle Sam (next page) on Saturday, July 5.
To Uncle Sam, these are nothing more then kickbacks.
As betrayed by his education as Ray feels within the African American working-class world that he has adopted, paradoxically, it is his experience of social upheaval in his own country that has given him the insight to recognize the challenge of representing Jake's world: "Thank God and Uncle Sam that the old dreams were shattered.
The technology is there, but Uncle Sam isn't in a hurry because tax revenues from fossil fuels and pollution are more profitable" he says.
Uncle Sam has kept his finger firmly planted on the Nation's crime pulse ever since.
The Doctor's satirical targets included isolationists, depicted as simpletons in "ostrich bonnets" sticking their heads in the sand; America, portrayed as a thumb-twiddling eagle in an Uncle Sam hat; and, of course, Adolf Hitler.
If a student defaulted on his loan, after all, Uncle Sam would pick up the tab.
But that's what Uncle Sam did when he upped anchor in Holy Loch and sailed across the Atlantic.
Any of these individuals who didn't take the trouble to send extra money to the IRS the last four months of 1993 is going to be writing Uncle Sam a chec for thousands of dollars.
These businesses have come to recognize the importance of making Uncle Sam a strategic partner when competing overseas.