the "out years"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Jul 15 16:00:50 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 11:56:38AM -0400, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> President Obama referrred this morning to "the out years" despite the fact
> that OED has no idea what he's talking about.

I missed the talk--what did he say? Something other than "Originally
(Finance): a year beyond the scope of a current budget cycle. Now also
more widely: some indefinite time in the future", which is more or less
what the link you gave shows?

Jesse Sheidlower

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