Earl Devaney, who is overseeing the stimulus package, seems just like the kind of guy you'd want guarding your cash.
He gave in a little on the stimulus, but just enough to keep the ball rolling.
Flagship projects like these, however, are really only the tip of the stimulus iceberg.
plural stimuli, 1680s, originally as a medical term, "something that goads a lazy organ" (often the male member), from Modern Latin stimulus "goad" (see stimulation). General sense is from 1791. Psychological sense is first recorded 1894.
stimulus stim·u·lus (stĭm'yə-ləs)
n. pl. stim·u·li (-lī')
That which can elicit or evoke an action or response in a cell, an excitable tissue, or an organism.
Plural stimuli (stĭm'yə-lī')
plur. stimuli (stim-yuh-leye)
An action, condition, or person that provokes a response, especially a conditioned response.