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)
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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