Word of the Day: Jettison
Jettison is a verb that means to throw goods overboard to make a vessel in danger of wreck lighter or more stable. People often use it in a figurative sense, though, where it means to discard something.
Near-bankruptcy is causing Cuba to jettison the Utopian paternalism of Che and Fidel. (The Economist)
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And so the Ford Motor Company has decided it is time to jettison its tagline of the last 17 years, ”Quality is job one.” (NY Times)
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