The Phrase “Ginned Up”

President Barack Obama used the term “ginned up” tonight when describing his reasons for supporting the economic stimulus package. In most cases, the phrase dates back to the 19th century and means straight up drunk. But then, in the 1970’s, the phrase came to mean “getting things going,” or “to excite.” Regardless, this probably marks the first time a President has more or less mentioned being drunk in a televised press conference.

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