More begets more, and spending tends to stick at higher levels, which is why the phenomenon is known as “the flypaper effect.”
The agricultural model for instance, which was practicable, proved a kind of flypaper for these busybodies.
"Yes, it is; and flypaper is made from my sticky pine gum," said the tree.
Well, say, a kitten with four feet stuck in the flypaper didn't have anything on me.
It seemed his one best bet, the only way to get his feet out of the flypaper.
Its driver was the boy who had brought the flypaper and "Job."
But he kept on and drew nearer and nearer, breathing hard and gathering flies like a flypaper.
He prowls around and challenges man until he comes to the flypaper; he then slinks away.
President Cleveland—And are you using that flypaper according to directions?