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The first 2 words of anything the American government wants to erradicate, but knows the population won't back unless it sounds important, so it becomes "a war on XXX".
The war on drugs is worse for the US than the drugs themselfs.
by Dubya February 20, 2004
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A tiny, almost imperceptible cough, usually hidden behind a mask due to; emphysema, asthma, allergies or the dreaded COVID, so as not to alarm others to your potential of being โ€œthe infected.โ€
I was walking through the grocery store and I had a tickle in my throat but I didnโ€™t want people to think I was contagious so I let out a microcough.
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Ridiculous and often impossible/implausible attempt to eliminate a problem, esp. used in government referring to problematic affaires du jour.
by Piratbox March 01, 2004
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Often hyphenated. The rush of blood to the heads of members of the Bush Administration and other Republicans when stimulated by talk of preemptive strikes or other unnecessary military action.
Rumsfeld found it hard to hide his war-on as he explained to the press his strategy of Shock and Awe.
by K. A. Towner March 01, 2004
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bush policy, everything is a war on something
"America, we are fighting a war on -insert anything here-, your tax dollars are useless"
by whymanwhy February 29, 2004
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(from "War On" war on terror, the war on crime, the war on drugs) as a new word meaning "expensive, futile endeavor"
"dude your effort to lose weight is so waron, man!"
by smugbuddha July 28, 2009
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A synonym of "stupid excuse to spend public money on nothing and gain votes by apprearing to address the problem of".
"Stupid excuse to spend public money on nothing and gain votes by apprearing to address the problem of drugs" or "Stupid excuse to spend public money on nothing and gain votes by apprearing to address the problem of terrorism" for example.
by sp0rkius February 29, 2004
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