Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman writes that everybody outside the "G.O.P. bubble" realizes that President Obama "can’t and won’t negotiate under the threat that the House will blow up the economy if he doesn’t — any concession at all would legitimize extortion as a routine part of politics."
By EDWARD WONG
BEIJING — New details emerged on Friday of a blackmail operation that has led to the dismissal of at least 11 Chongqing officials.
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Democrats should not give in to Republican blackmail on extending tax cuts.
Rich Americans' Days on Top Are Numbered North America has only 20 more years to enjoy the distinction of being home to more ultra-rich individuals than Asia, according to a new study, Bloomberg News reports.
The days of the bloodsuckers are numbered
... for eleven years and produced the public television program and training video, "The Deming of America," about quality guru W. Edwards Deming.
- An animal, such as a leech, that sucks blood.
- An extortionist or a blackmailer.
- A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.
Definition: limited in number
Antonyms: infinite, unlimited, unnumbered
- Extortion of money or something else of value from a person by the threat of exposing a criminal act or discreditable information.
- Something of value extorted in this manner.
- Tribute formerly paid to freebooters along the Scottish border for protection from pillage.
blackmailer black'mail'er n.
levy blackmail on ...
She received a threat of blackmail.
━━[動](他)〈人を〉恐喝する, ゆする, 〈人に〉（…するよう）強要する, 強請する((into doing)).
［BLACK＋mail（約束, 年貢）. 「黒い年貢」とは, 金銭による年貢(white rent)ではなく, 労働による年貢を指し, スコットランドとの国境付近で, 略奪をしないという約束として支払われた］
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɔːt, ɛk-/Translate extort | into German | into Italian