Definition of pork-barrelling in English:



North American
  • See pork barrel

    • ‘Hence, his nationalist and scapegoating appeals on such issues as refugees, terrorism and Aboriginal programs, which often has been combined with blatant pork-barrelling and protectionism in favour of local businesses.’
    • ‘Case work and pork-barrelling - the supposed mainstays of congressional politics - are not easily amenable to environmental policy (except for limited specific projects such as designated research labs).’
    • ‘It is no surprise that young voters are remarkably cynical about politics and elections and don't respond to the well-worn path of pork-barrelling and self-interest that is used to appeal to other demographics.’
    • ‘He implied that a politically dominated agenda would ensure that decision-making in the months ahead will be driven by pork-barrelling, rather than good governance.’