Corruption in New York City politics is as old as boss tweed, who pocketed millions with his hand on the till at Tammany Hall.
We therefore refer him to his class: he is a typical politician, a single-track mind, a combination of Mugwump and boss tweed.
boss tweed might do such a thing, but not those filled with zeal for cathedrals.
We are in the business of carrying elections, said boss tweed, and a very successful business Tammany has made of it.
Beach was ultimately subdued by the hostile influences of boss tweed, and the project was completely abandoned.
No wonder that in these glorious times boss tweed and his merry men became millionaires, having been penniless adventurers before.
1847 (perhaps as early as 1831), a trade name said to have developed from a misreading (supposedly by London hatter James Locke) of tweel, Scottish variant of twill, possibly influenced by the river Tweed in Scotland.