Chutzpah

The traditional explanation of chutzpah, a Yiddish word roughly meaning unmitigated gall, is the defendant in court accused of murdering his parents who asks the judge for leniency because he is an orphan.

We have a more current example. Congressional Republicans recently voted to allow the military to roll over $20 million of current funding for an Iraq/Afghanistan victory celebration into next year’s budget.

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