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Counterposing

A slang term for the practice of an employee avoiding work by using jargon or vague statements to confuse and outsmart management.
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Haacke ironically counterposes Philip Morris's art statements with a photo of Jesse Helms, anti-art crusader, whom Philip Morris also generously supports.
Himes specifically counterposes this idea of a planned incident by a martyr to what he sees as more random, spontaneous rioting, which he condemns as ineffectual and based in self-interest, as opposed to race betterment.
He counterposes this with Freud's attempts to overcome self-evasion and contradiction in his own investigations.
Shapira falsely counterposes settlement ("by virtue of labor") to force ("by dint of conquest").
(Here he counterposes recent work in modal logic by David Lewis and D.
With a good deal of finesse, and taking as his point of departure a detailed study of the important turn-of-the-century thinker, Hassan El Attar, Gran counterposes Ahl Al Hadith and Ahl Al Kalam.
To the vast scale of Buttynsky's imagery--ship-breaking yards, wastelands of strip mines, and the remnants of uranium tailings--Brandenburg counterposes a smaller one.
Ward helpfully counterposes the league's dependence on traditional, fairly conservative Catholic family theology and its strong challenge to the male-dominated medical profession.
Smith counterposes the feminine, textured vision of the amateur writer and traveler.
Power Yoga is a flowing series of poses and counterposes that, according to the author, will stimulate, strengthen, stretch, twist, focus and balance every gland, organ, vessel, muscle, joint and bone in the body.
(Waldman counterposes the policy machinations with the Monica machinations in a successful bit of novelistic gimmickry.