“It was like a performance,” Paltrow told an ITN reporter during the Two Lovers junket.
In an interview the day after the junket for The Town, Affleck resisted being neatly boxed into the comeback story narrative.
The only downside for the Congressman was if their junket became public.
I've been on exactly one 10-day junket to China, so I'm hardly qualified to answer that question.
On a Congressional junket, paid for by a private party, you have tens of hours of exclusive time with a Congressmen.
In the dictionary I have looked up the definitions of junket.
When somebody wanted junket, he had made no fuss, he had just helped them to junket.
Rockwell at dinner begged me repeatedly to have part of his junket besides my own.
Possibly the Canadian junket aboard may have something to do with it.
The junket was made of milk, barley, and potatoes, and was a dish of which he was very fond.
late 14c., "basket in which fish are caught or carried," from Medieval Latin iuncata "rush basket," perhaps from Latin iuncus "rush." Shifted meaning by 1520s to "feast, banquet," probably via notion of a picnic basket, which led to extended sense of "pleasure trip" (1814), and then to "tour by government official at public expense for no discernable public benefit" (by 1886, American English). Cf. Italian cognate giuncata "cream cheese" (originally made in a rush basket), a sense of junket also found in Middle English and preserved lately in dialects.
A tour undertaken by a government official at public expense and often for no public benefit: An agricultural junket through nine European countries (1886+)
: junketed like contemporary tourists
[fr junket, ''feast; merrymaking,'' found by 1530 and of obscure origin; the verb is found by 1821, meaning ''take a pleasure trip,'' without the US political sense]