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hopper, the

noun phrase

The imagined place where proposed ideas, actions, etc, are placed; the place where proposed bills are filed for legislative consideration; pipeline: Can't look at it now, put it in the hopper

[1950s+; fr the hopper device that feeds mills, etc, so called fr its shaking]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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