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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.
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!"
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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n. a piece of U.S. paper money. (Refers to the pictures of presidents on the bills.) This silly magazine costs three dead presidents!
n. an erection. (Punning on Woodrow = woody Wilson.) I am always happy to see President Wilson come round.
See also: president
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