whipping post

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Noun1.whipping post - post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
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One of the whipping posts used by the president to achieve passage of PPACA was that there wasn't enough diversity in markets.
Whipping posts provided a powerful negative reinforcement of the work ethic as well as of Christian morality.
The three-day event, called Twisted Leprechaun, will feature play parties in a purpose-built dungeon featuring cages and whipping posts.