Murder board



noun phrase

A committee or board convened esp to examine a candidate for presidential appointment before the name goes to the Senate for confirmation: grilled by lawyers at the Justice Department in a ritual known as ”a murder board”/ With Senator Mitchell, even the murder board and the whole business may be unnecessary (1980s+)

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