If earmark reform was something that the public understood well enough to hunger for, John McCain would be our president.
If those things can be done, I'd happily reward every member of Congress with an earmark of his or her very own.
It wont do, she averred, but Mr. Denby has every earmark of it.
These minor obligations do not earmark more than an hour in the day.
She has always shown every earmark of genius, even to neglecting the best husband that ever lived!
Then follows the non sequitur, which is a Democratic earmark.
So I earmark the calf with the owner's marks, and don't brand him at all.
I never saw a more typical criminal, Michael said, severely looking at the captive; every earmark of it.
That sense of humor does not lessen but it lightens the gallantry and chivalry which is the earmark of Westerners.
Every earmark showed that, from the delicate scent of the paper, to the fine, even handwriting.
1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.