Thursday, January 10, 2008

Megilla -- that story again (from the Book of Esther)

from Maureen Dowd's column in yesterday's New York Times:

"Now that [Sen. Clinton] is done with New Hampshire, she may distance herself from him, realizing that seeing Bill so often reminds voters that they don’t want to go back to that whole megillah again."

Me·gil·lah (m-gl) noun.
1. Judaism The scroll containing the biblical narrative of the Book of Esther, traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate the festival of Purim. [from the Hebrew mgillâ for scroll, from the root glal, to roll,]
2. Slang A tediously detailed or embroidered account: told us the whole megillah.

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