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blackball

tv. to vote against someone in a secret ballot. Someone blackballed the prospective member.
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20 Wolverhampton Blackballing is a rejection in a form of secret ballot, where a white ball constitutes support and a black ball signifies opposition.
How dare we assume that their reason for blackballing this kid was not valid?
I have suffered blackballing, ignoring and marginalizing when it comes to contributing to key political decision-making for the bloc.
The package of sanctions also includes the blackballing of 102 Iranian entities including 14 other banks and 24 individuals, and the strengthening of inspection of cargoes related to Iran.
Correll believes "the real reason for Defendants termination and blackballing of Correll was Disney s desire to retaliate" against him "for a) seeking compensation owing to Correll" and O Brien and "b) their testimony against Disney in the WGA Arbitration," according to the complaint.
It was all blackballing because of my association with the Scottish National Party.