[Ads-l] to populate

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 10 14:31:15 EST 2016


Borrowed from computer programming jargon, "to populate a field" in a form or database.


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CNN: "How is he going to populate the government?"

'To select people for positions in.'

JL

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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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