a low-lying area bordering the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
Informal. the U.S. Department of State, whose office building is located in this area.
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How to use Foggy Bottom in a sentence
In Foggy Bottom, a huge new marketplace called Western Market will open later in the fall.
Weeks before then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims, Kalbinur Gheni met him in his office in Foggy Bottom.Their Uyghur relatives are imprisoned in China. From Virginia, they plead for help. | Meagan Flynn | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Amid the misty hours, witnesses in the aptly named Foggy Bottom area of the District lost sight of the towers of Rosslyn, across the Potomac River in Virginia.Washington was plunged into obscurity by Tuesday’s fog | Martin Weil | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Clinton has much to be proud of from her Foggy Bottom tenure, reset included.
Back at Foggy Bottom… More than three years after U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, nation-building proceeds apace.P.J. O’Rourke on Foreign Policy and France, Hold the Swiss | P. J. O’Rourke | January 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even Dwight D. Eisenhower had to battle for the Republican nod in 1952—and he had conquered Normandy, not just Foggy Bottom.
In her largely risk-free, uncontroversial tenure at Foggy Bottom, Benghazi stands out as flashpoint.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race | David Catanese | December 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At Foggy Bottom—admittedly a much smaller agency than Defense—only 340 employees have been sent home.Exclusive: How the State Department Escaped the Shutdown | Josh Rogin, Eli Lake | October 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cultural definitions for Foggy Bottom
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