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Potomac fever

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noun
  1. the determination or fervor to share in the power and prestige of the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., especially by being appointed or elected to a government position.
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Origin of Potomac fever

1965–70; after the Potomac River, on which Washington, D.C., is located
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