One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a politically expedient strategy’
convenient, advantageous, in one's own interests, to one's own advantage, useful, of use, of service, beneficial, of benefit, profitable, gainful, effective, helpful
practical, pragmatic, strategic, tactical
politic, prudent, wise, judicious, sensible, desirable, suitable, advisable, appropriate, apt, fit, timely, opportune, propitious
1‘a temporary expedient adopted for the purpose of settling the financial crisis’
measure, means, method, stratagem, scheme, plan, course of action, solution, move, tactic, manoeuvre, recourse, resource, device, tool, contrivance, ploy, plot, machination, trick, ruse, artifice, invention
Australian informal lurk
archaic shift, fetch
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