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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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Arrested or apprehended. if they catch you defacing the park benches, you'll be clouted for sure.
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mod. arrested. They do things like that to get clouted so they can have a warm place to stay overnight.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.
('Clout' being a 15th century word for clothing, apparently.) Now, though, May is officially "out" (the month, that is, not the Prime Minister, although even that's probably only a matter of time.) Of course, this year the sun's been cracking the flags since the end of April, so most of us have been shamelessly casting our clouts for the last few weeks.
ONE of the many proverbs (and, for that matter, sayings) that baffled me as a youngster was that favourite of grandmothers everywhere, "Cast ne'er a clout, till May is out".
Investigators have tied the four suspects to eight reported "car clouts" Monday night and early Tuesday morning, and believe that they may have stolen property from several additional vehicles, Eugene police spokeswoman Jenna LaBounty said.