Greek gift


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Greek gift

n
a gift given with the intention of tricking and causing harm to the recipient
[C19: in allusion to Virgil's Aeneid ii 49; see also Trojan Horse]
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Greek gift

n (fig)Danaergeschenk nt
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On the contentious cattle grazing initiative of the Federal Government, the governors maintained that their 'earlier decision that there is no land in the South East for the programme.' In what looked like an alternative to the rejected Greek gift,' the governors unfolded their plan to provide a contingency fund that their people interested in going into animal husbandry can access.
Of course, the original Greek gift wasn't a goalkeeping howler but a wooden horse that turned the tide of the Trojan War.
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He must decline any Greek gift from any political office holder no matter the gnaw of his hunger or the sting of his lack.
16 P-B3 QxKtP Accepting the 'Greek gift' with fatal results but retreating the Q would also lose time.
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We appeal to the people to reject the PDP and its candidates with their vote buying and inducement as it is a Greek gift,' Dr Olatunde explained.
AHEAD of town hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday by the Ondo state government, with the people of the southern senatorial districts over the continued power outage in the area, the people of the communities have been warned against falling for the 'Greek gift' saying the meeting was a mere deception.