One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Strategy (chiefly used ironically or derisively)‘maybe this is his brilliant strategery—drive them so crazy that they act rashly!’
- ‘He's providing us with an object lesson in strategery.’
- ‘He limits his polling data to the handful of senior advisers who attend the "strategery meetings".’
- ‘I think it would be bad for him to do a lot of "strategery" type stuff.’
- ‘A good strategery plan before quoting gaffes is to know your enemy.’
- ‘Drawing lines in the sand isn't good strategery!’
- ‘All of that double-reverse strategery disorients supporters.’
- ‘Hey, a person can only handle one strategery at once, you know.’
- ‘He's going to be the fall guy in the classic strategery for evading accountability.’
- ‘He's planning strategery against us!’
- ‘I believe that he has chosen the better strategery and is running a more efficient campaign — no doubt an advantage of his obvious organizational talent.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of strategy (originally as an unintentional error); popularized in the early 21st century in a comedy sketch about President George W. Bush on the US television series Saturday Night Live.
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