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blackball

To actively keep someone from doing or participating in something, often by voting against their inclusion or involvement. For his horrible treatment of women, he definitely deserves to be blackballed by the entertainment industry.

blackball

tv. to vote against someone in a secret ballot. Someone blackballed the prospective member.
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Alternating between staged interviews and faux cinema verite, "Blackballed" charts the comeback trail traveled by Bobby Dukes (Corddry), an ace paintballer who was caught trying to wipe the paint from his jersey after being struck by an opponent (luring the 1993 Hudson Valley Paintball Classic.
Years later, after having revived the relationship, Brown criticized First Union's acquisitions strategy and was again blackballed. "Investor relations had been informed not to let me meet with anyone at the firm," he recalls.
$60,000 arbitration award from the NYSE after he alleged Stephens defamed, blackballed and wrongfully fired him in 1994.
"I've been blackballed. It's all I can do to get through a day down there.
Trimble believes his firm was blackballed because of his demands, but ACOG officials deny this.
In 2016, Ermey claimed in an interview with FoxNews that his support of gun rights and criticism of President Obama had led him to be "blackballed" by Hollywood.
She said she is boycotting the NFL, who had seemingly blackballed Kaepernick for his symbolic in-game protests during the national anthem.
WORLD No.1 Neil Robertson thinks Ronnie O'Sullivan has been blackballed by BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
"As a result she has been blackballed, and security informed not to let her in under any circumstance."
Worse might yet follow - blackballed at Muirfield, a fate worse than having to buy a round.
Mutalibi added that some parties pressurize the government not to extend the US forces' stay, while other sides try to imply that they are blackballed in the Iraqi decision making.
As he was accompanied out of the Palace of Westminster by two police officers, he said: "It appears now that in this quaint old British club I have been blackballed for telling the truth about the dole queues of Britain."
And now another thing has joined the list of statements that will see you blackballed from the Cardiff Bay dinner party circuit.
While the talk in the pubs is that Heard was banned for excessive use of the buggy, The Dikler can disclose that the tee-totaller was blackballed after being seen attempting to jump the open ditch down the back straight.
He also alleges that Anglesey council has "blackballed" him after he took them to the Ombudsman three years ago, and since then have not been referring as many potential clients to Plas Bodfa - something the council firmly denies.