Origin of pork barrel
OTHER WORDS FROM pork barrelpork-barrel, adjectivepork-bar·rel·ing, adjective, noun
Words nearby pork barrel
How to use pork barrel in a sentence
Roll the pork over the stuffing, like a jelly roll, until the seam is facing down and the fat back is on top.
While the pork is resting, heat a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat.
Lay the butterflied pork loin on the cutting board with the fat cap facing down.
Veselka layered its latke with pork goulash, and Toloache added beef short rib chorizo.
Hitchcock's going on about English pork butchers and how best to prepare pork cracklings.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One hundred to the right barrel—nothing left for the second barrel!Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
It wasn't any scruple of mercy, for Hicks was as cold-blooded a brute as ever glanced down a gun-barrel.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
A Laplander who cannot get Tobacco sucks chips of a barrel or pieces of anything else which has contained it.
In the fall the barrel of his rifle had been so covered with dead leaves and dust that he could not take aim.
The second barrel was discharged with no better result, except that a splinter of its horn was knocked off.
British Dictionary definitions for pork barrel
- a bill or project requiring considerable government spending in a locality to the benefit of the legislator's constituents
- (as modifier)pork-barrel spending
Word Origin for pork barrel
Other Idioms and Phrases with pork barrel
Government funding of something that benefits a particular district, whose legislator thereby wins favor with local voters. For example, Our senator knows the value of the pork barrel. This expression alludes to the fatness of pork, equated with political largesse since the mid-1800s. [c. 1900]