shroud waving


shroud waving
   a tactic for safeguarding or augmenting expenditure on medical projects or the salaries of those employed in the industry
   The sponsor is threatened, usually with more publicity than veracity, that deaths will result if the funds are not forthcoming:
    She noted that shroud waving had 'quite a high success rate'. [Sunday Telegraph, 29 March 1992).
   A shroud waver is a doctor or politician, or frequently a combination of the two, who so acts.

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