Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Sep 29 15:53:44 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> A clip of "wheeling and dealing," perhaps?

Yes, that's the most likely explanation. But it's interesting how it
also evokes pushing a wheelbarrow full of money in this quote:

> > http://www.politickernj.com/max/23842/codey-says-he-opposes-wheeling-needs-fine-tooth-rest
> > "I would say 'you can't wheel money in, and you can't wheel out," the
> > former governor said of that practice by outside political action
> > committees (PACs) of transferring monies to local political
> > organizations to be distributed to local campaigns.

--Ben Zimmer

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