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Lipstick on the pig

Posted by ESC on September 10, 2008 at 10:16

McCain camp says 'lipstick on a pig' is trip through the mud/Posted: 06:54 PM ET/From CNN's Rebecca Sinderbrand, Sasha Johnson and Chris Welch/ (CNN) - John McCain's campaign said Tuesday Barack Obama's reference to "lipstick on a pig" to describe the Republican's vow to bring change to Washington was offensive language, and a slap at VP nominee Sarah Palin - despite the fact that the Arizona senator himself used the phrase last year to describe a policy proposal of Hillary Clinton's...

PUT MORE LIPSTICK ON THE PIG - To make cosmetic changes on a software program to make it more appealing to consumers. From "Slang: the authoritative topic-by-topic dictionary of American lingoes from all walks of life" by Paul Dickson (Pocket Books, 1990, 1998).