Augean stable


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an accumulation of corruption or filth almost beyond the power of man to remedy.

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How many a poor immortal soul have I met well-nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and woodlot
Cleansing Pakistan of terrorism is like cleaning the Augean stable, but possible with real spirit and true intent.
His type of clannishness and cronyism has never before been witnessed in this country and for a government on a self-appointed mission of cleansing the country's Augean stable, the humongous corruption among his close circles beggars belief.
It is worth mentioning that all the new DCOs after resuming the charges had issued such instructions to the head of departments and boasted to clear Augean Stable which has never been cleared.
Landersin the Augean Stable said:"Palestinians are tempered partly by their desire to enlist support from the very Arabs who victimised them, partly by their fear of reprisal, partly by their honour-bound need to believe that the Israelis are their greatest enemies.
This Augean stable badly needs cleaning, but being totally useless and its vocation will reduce the overall number of shysters and charlatans posing as our representatives in the Palace of Westminster.
Certainly the Augean stable of Hassan's Morocco could do with a good cleansing.
The local authorities should also show activity and responsibility to cleanse the Augean stable of corruption in public health sector.
It is time this particular Augean stable was cleaned out.
To cleanse the Augean stable with those fragrant heaps of procurement cash handed out to Bush and Cheney's cronies, Kerry has a broom in the form of his defense adviser, William Perry.
ON behalf of all the pensioners of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), I salute your courage and determination to reshape our nation by clearing the Augean stable of corruption.
Throw in the alleged involvement of Carson from his prison cell and you've got a mess of Augean stable proportions - whether Wray has to divert the whole of Hong Kong Harbour through the BIH offices to clean it out is another matter.