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Re: * Good Cop Bad Cop *

Posted by ESC on June 30, 2004

In Reply to: * Good Cop Bad Cop * posted by Vidhya on June 30, 2004

: Please tell me the meaning of the foll. phrases:

: Good Cop Bad Cop

: Waters-edgily on.
: "Should Kerry act water's-edgily on Iraq? Or should he satisfyhis angry left now, figuring he can go statesmanlike in October?"

: "take pen in hoof" "staying the course"
: "put on the fast track" "lurch toward the doves"
: "on the high road" "riggings" "raptor face"
: "cover the market" "get a rise out of"

: "dingers" "asleep at the switch "cheat sheet and cribsheet" "Heavens to..","hone your chops" "choming at his bit", "carnival barker"

: "straight line of a man",
: "doffed", "all over the place", "throw her under the bus", "take one for the team"

Here's two:
Good cop/bad cop -- It is an interrogation technique. One cop acts mean and intimidating. The other acts as the suspect's sympathetic "friend." I guess the strategy is that the suspect will confess to the "good cop."

STAY THE COURSE - "Persist in an action or policy; remain with a plan despite criticism or setbacks. This phrase, perhaps based on a sailing metaphor of keeping an unchanged course in navigation, was popularized during the 1980 Presidential campaign.Republicans have helped to popularize the expression. During 1982, according to the Washington Post, Ronald Reagan 'visited 14 states in 10 days of campaigning since Labor Day, carrying his 'stay the course' message." From "Safire's New Political Dictionary" by William Safire (Random House, New York, 1993).