But he has not launched a huge, historic initiative on which history has slammed the sarcophagus lid screaming “Failure!”
Meanwhile, people at the bureau say they have been slammed for trying to make things better.
This week, Bill O'Reilly slammed Jennifer Aniston's new movie about a single woman who undergoes artificial insemination.
The outspoken designer has slammed Newsweek for calling him 'overrated,' the latest in a long history of combative comments.
Indeed, Donilon is famous internally for his workload—even among the perpetually slammed staffers who inhabit the West Wing.
It made them firin' mad fo' a cyclone to take such liberties with them, and they got up and slammed back at it right and left.
Peter slammed its door to, crushing them so that he loosed his grip, with a howl.
Bill slammed the door and latched it, then fumbled frantically with the starter switch.
Then a huge dog was thrust inside, and the door was slammed shut behind him.
He was still brooding over it when the broad-backed butcher they call Il Drudo slammed him on the back.
1670s, "a severe blow," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian slamre, Swedish slemma "to slam, bang") of imitative origin. Meaning "a violent closing of a door" is from 1817. Meaning "an insult, put-down" is from 1884. Slam-bang recorded by 1806 (also slap-bang, 1785). Slam-dunk is from 1976; early use often in reference to Julius Erving. Slam-dance is attested by 1987 (slam by itself in this sense is recorded from 1983).
"a winning of all tricks in a card game," 1660s, earlier the name of a card game (also called ruff), 1620s, used especially in whist, of obscure origin. Grand slam in bridge first recorded 1892; earlier in related card games from 1814; figurative sense of "complete success" is attested from 1920; in baseball sense from 1935.
1690s, "to beat, slap;" 1775 as "to shut with force," from slam (n.1). Meaning "throw or push with force" is from 1870. Meaning "say uncomplimentary things about" is from 1916. Related: Slammed; slamming.
Someone who is an expert at slacking off: don't want to be called a slackmaster