Dorothy-dixer Definition

noun

(Australia) A question asked of a minister by a member of his own party, to give the minister the opportunity to promote the government's work, criticise the opposition, etc.

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Origin of Dorothy-dixer

  • Named after US advice columnist Dorothy Dix (1870-1951), who reputedly invented some of the more interesting readers′ questions she answered.

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