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Take a mulligan

Posted by Bob on June 29, 2004

In Reply to: Take a mulligan posted by ESC on June 28, 2004

: TAKE A MULLIGAN -- ".But if historians are lucky, Clinton will do what he sometimes does on the golf course and take a mulligan or do-over on the second half of his book." From "I'm Okay, You're Okay: Bill Clinton's Memoir Reflects the Tenor of His Times," a review by Walter Isaacson, Washington Post online, Monday, June 28, 2004; 5:41 AM. Accessed June 28, 2004.

: From Merriam-Webster online:
: Main Entry: mul·li·gan
: Pronunciation: 'm&-li-g&n
: Function: noun
: Etymology: probably from the name Mulligan
: : a free shot sometimes given a golfer in informal play when the previous shot was poorly played.

: I am reading and liking the book, by the way: "My Life" by Bill Clinton.

There's also the little-known (but deliciously vicious) nagillum - a backwards mulligan - where you can take away a particularly good shot by your opponent and make him play it over.