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dead president

Paper currency in the US (which features pictures of certain deceased US presidents). Hey, can I borrow some dead presidents? I don't get paid till tomorrow.
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take me to your leader

cliché A catchphrase associated with the arrival of an extraterrestrial being, uttered upon its first encounter with humanity. The phrase is thought to originate in a humorous cartoon by Alex Graham published in The New Yorker in 1953, in which two space aliens encounter a horse in a field and exclaim, "Kindly take us to your President!" It's a cheesy sci-fi B movie about a Martian invasion. In the opening scene, a spaceship crash lands in a field, and the Martian who emerges tells a farmer, "Take me to your leader." For Halloween, Tommy decided to dress up as an alien. Every time he saw someone, he would go up to them and say, "Take me to your leader!"
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informal Describing someone who is able to evade or seems impervious to blame, criticism, culpability, or responsibility for negative actions or behavior. A reference to a trademarked substance, polytetrafluoroethylene, used as a coating on cooking utensils and vessels to prevent sticking. Used especially in reference to politics. The economic boom she has brought to the region has made her a Teflon politician there, incapable of doing wrong in the eyes of voters. Despite controversy after controversy, the senator has remained like Teflon, consistently ahead in all the polls.
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dead president

n. a piece of U.S. paper money. (Refers to the pictures of presidents on the bills.) This silly magazine costs three dead presidents!
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President Wilson

n. an erection. (Punning on Woodrow = woody Wilson.) I am always happy to see President Wilson come round.
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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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In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
"Well," cried the President, "we wait for the name of the murderer." Rouletabille, feeling in his waistcoat pocket, drew his watch and, looking at it, said:
"Monsieur President, I cannot name the murderer before half-past six o'clock!"
"`"Sir," said the president, rising with gravity, "be careful what you say; your words clearly show us that they are deceived concerning you in the Island of Elba, and have deceived us!
"`"Sir," said the president, "you have been invited to join this assembly -- you were not forced here; it was proposed to you to come blindfolded -- you accepted.
In the fall of 1898 I heard that President McKinley was likely to visit Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of taking part in the Peace Jubilee exercises to be held there to commemorate the successful close of the Spanish-American war.
How any man can see so many people of all kinds, with all kinds of errands, and do so much hard work, and still keep himself calm, patient, and fresh for each visitor in the way that President McKinley does, I cannot understand.
From this cause, probably, proceed the fears and apprehensions of some, that the President and Senate may make treaties without an equal eye to the interests of all the States.
It will not be in the power of the President and Senate to make any treaties by which they and their families and estates will not be equally bound and affected with the rest of the community; and, having no private interests distinct from that of the nation, they will be under no temptations to neglect the latter.
All the voices were in the prisoner's favour, and the President declared him free.
"To Mynheer Peter van Systens, Burgomaster, and President of the Horticultural Society of Haarlem."
"Do you persist in your denial?" demanded the president coldly.
A counsellor having remarked that the gentlemen were fatigued, and that it would be a long time to wait until the torture was at an end, the president replied that a magistrate must know how to sacrifice himself to his duty.
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