Dead Presidents


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Dead Presidents

In the United States, a slang term for money. The term derives from the fact that the faces of past U.S. presidents appear on some bills.
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Sure, you could spend gobs of money taking Aunt Mimi and her three disastrous offspring to the Newport Aquarium, or the Oregon Zoo in Portland, but that'll set you back some dead presidents.
Ghosts of dead presidents are said to haunt the White House, but nothing so supernaturally sinister as to force George Bush to cower under his duvet.
What is new in my time is the unbridled fetish of consumption, the pursuit of what in hip-hop parlance is called "bling"--spacious cribs, sparkling jewels, and a roll of dead Presidents.
And dead presidents joins dead air, dead letter, dead metaphor, and dead reckoning, the newbie standing for "U.
The story of the dollar throws up many interesting facts: how Dixieland took its name from a $10 bill favoured in the deep south; why masonic symbols were chosen to adorn dollar bills; and why only the portraits of dead Presidents are used.
Sure, the auto industry had its Henry Ford and Louis Chevrolet and its Dodge brothers, but for every one of them, there were companies named after Indian chiefs, European explorers and dead presidents.
In the process, Master P and company are staking their claim, rewriting the rules and raking in a lot of dead presidents.
Tolerated only when measured by our octave range, athletic prowess, and/or our general public-pleasing abilities," Stanford writes, "men, who, in the light of day, are looked upon in disdain, while in the cloaking darkness of night are desired, hunted, and insulted by dead presidents in exchange for illicit favors.
Think of that receipt as green paper with pictures of dead presidents.
Political cartoonists had had a field day, drawing mouse ears on dead presidents and showing Mickey at Bull Run.