But it is one that Levin has parlayed into being the voice of a movement that has confounded those outside of it.
He parlayed his cyberfame into a sweet gig doing video commentary for Politico.
Athens parlayed its fleet into a maritime empire, blockading and starving any subjects that defied her will.
News correspondent Ross Mathews, who has parlayed an internship with Jay Leno a decade ago into a thriving television career.
Bloggers like Tavi Gevinson have parlayed their brand into celebrity and collaborations with Fortune 500 companies.
Rick Santorum parlayed a late Iowa surge into a neck-and-neck finish with Mitt Romney.
Olympian Ryan Lochte has parlayed his success in London into front-row seats at New York Fashion Week.
But McCarthy parlayed her naked ambition into a pretty fabulous career.
In thirty years, he had parlayed that into one of the biggest fortunes in the Solar System.
To build or increase something from a small initial outlay or possession: She parlayed her dimples into movie superstardom
[1942+; fr horse racing, ''place a series of increasing bets,'' found by 1895, fr paralee or parlee, an early 1800s faro term fr Italian parole, ''words, promises'']