Origin of pocket veto
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I was already over forty, had hardly a nickel in my pocket and this was the biggest break in my life.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
Immediately, there was a national groundswell of voices calling for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.
By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This leaves thousands of women at companies across the United States left to pay out of pocket for their birth control.
The young man smiled at the girl, as he crushed up the notes and stuffed them into his pocket.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Down in his galleries and chambers where it was dark as a pocket Grandfather Mole enjoyed himself thoroughly.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Absently his hands wandered through the pockets, and found his purse and the money in an outside pocket.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
“Of course we know it, sir,” rejoined Fogg, slapping his pocket—perhaps by accident.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Thinking it was a request for employment which he could not offer, Malcolm stuffed it carelessly into a pocket.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for pocket veto
Cultural definitions for pocket veto
An automatic veto of a bill that occurs if the president or governor neither signs nor vetoes a bill within ten days of receiving it — as long as the legislature adjourns during that period. If the legislature convenes during that period, the bill will automatically become law. A pocket veto cannot be overridden by the legislature, though the bill can be reintroduced at the next legislative session.
Other Idioms and Phrases with pocket veto
The implied veto of a bill by the President of the United States or by a state governor or other executive who simply holds the bill without signing it until the legislature has adjourned. For example, The President used the pocket veto to kill the crime bill. This expression dates from the 1830s and alludes to putting the unsigned bill inside one's pocket.