tarred-and-feathered


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Adj.1.tarred-and-feathered - smeared with tar and covered with feathers as a punishment; "the poor tarred-and-feathered wretch"
punished - subjected to a penalty (as pain or shame or restraint or loss) for an offense or fault or in order to coerce some behavior (as a confession or obedience)
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Hundreds of angry anti-tax demonstrators stormed City Hall in December and again in March, demanding a recall of council members and carrying a tarred-and-feathered effigy of embattled Mayor Dave Roberts.
If you recall, the Clintons, both Hilary and Bill, were politically tarred-and-feathered by the business community during the early 1990s for suggesting the same thing.