Another early QOTY? "recalibrate the compass of

James A. Landau <> JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Fri Jan 25 13:16:48 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) =AD Louisiana Gov. Bobby
> Jindal is calling on the Republican Party to,
> quote, "recalibrate the compass of conservatism."

This is incorrect jargon.  When you adjust a magnetic compass so that it points correctly to magnetic north, you are said to "swing the compass".

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