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Potomac fever

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the determination or fervor to share in the power and prestige of the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., especially by being appointed or elected to a government position.
Origin of Potomac fever
1965-1970
1965-70; after the Potomac River, on which Washington, D.C., is located
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