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Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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meatball surgery

Battlefield surgery that is performed hastily so as to quickly stabilize a patient and prevent his or her imminent death. Popularized (and possibly coined) by H. Richard Hornberger in his semi-autobiographical novel M*A*S*H, which focused on doctors serving in a fictional mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. Primarily heard in US. More...

KSPavan
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 1:27:34 AM

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meatball surgery — Battlefield surgery that is performed hastily so as to quickly stabilize a patient and prevent his or her imminent death. Popularized (and possibly coined) by H. Richard Hornberger in his semi-autobiographical novel M*A*S*H, which focused on doctors serving in a fictional mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. Primarily heard in US.
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 2:14:55 PM

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meatball surgery

- In order to cover all items on the list, the government is employing its best professionals for performing a big meatball surgery that will keep the patient (the economy in this case) alive but isn't really improving its efficiency.
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:19:06 PM

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Similar in meaning to fast and furious?
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