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Dorothy Dixer

/ˌdɒrəθɪ ˈdɪksə/
(Austral, informal) a parliamentary question asked by a member of the government so that the minister may give a prepared answer
Word Origin
from pen name Dorothy Dix of US journalist Elizabeth Meriwether (1870–1951), who wrote a column replying to correspondents' problems
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