Sounds like I had joined the ranks of the boodlers, dont it?
Speculators and 'boodlers' had 'monkeyed' with the finances, and the vast scheme is a failure.
For a generation the Common Council of Chicago has been governed by a majority of boodlers.
Yesterday had come the news that Langdon had appointed Heney--the relentless enemy of boodlers--to a place of power.
It is simply that Calhoun has made up his mind that this is the time for grafters and boodlers and bribe givers to stand together.
To hug, kiss, etc; neck (1940s+ Students)
[fr Dutch boedel, ''estate, lot'']