Thirdly, there is the tendency to frame material aspirations in terms of gombeenism
, desperation, evil, or a fundamental lack of sorts: these characters are mean-spirited and press others exploitatively.
If there was a medal for gombeenism
Michael and his father certainly deserve it for they have gone way beyond the call of duty, actually 3,636 calls beyond it.
The English don't do gombeenism
and Tory ministers realising they faced being murdered in their beds abandoned the scheme.
Mayor of Galway, councillor Michael Crowe, claimed his behaviour was "pure gombeenism
No, it went beyond that, it was gombeenism
of the worst kind.