conga line


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Recent Examples on the Web Linebacker Brandon Bouyer-Randle kick-started the exodus in late September and the conga line of defectors kept moving through October, November and December. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Give Michigan State football's Mel Tucker credit for accomplishing this major feat," 12 Nov. 2020 Though there may be no joy in Mudville, much else of the world joined in a psychic conga line Saturday, fireworks shooting out of their ears. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, "I’m a TV critic ignoring TV news this election week. My ‘joyscrolling’ media diet," 9 Nov. 2020 And then there’s the strange weather—fire tornados, hot domes, derechos, inversions, and monster hurricanes moving towards landfall in an oceanic conga line. Steven Levy, Wired, "The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter," 11 Sep. 2020 What Clark Lea construed in July about a conga line of sorts emerging at Asmar Bilal’s old buck linebacker position still kind of looks that way roughly a month later, five days into Notre Dame football training camp. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame football: Irish must develop more players in practice," 19 Aug. 2020 Instead, there’s a long conga line of cars snaking through downtown, stopping here for a Maria’s Tortilla, there for a chicken on a stick, somewhere else, perhaps, for a cold brew. Richard Marini,, "Fiesta this year may have a drive-thru NIOSA — just one option being considered to make Fiesta San Antonio safer," 9 July 2020 Golf, handshakes and a Mar-a-Lago conga line: Week highlights Trump’s lack of COVID-19 focus The biggest change has been a significant increase in trust in governors. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: In four devastating weeks, Americans' fears of the coronavirus have exploded," 14 Apr. 2020 Allow the Taco Bell wizards to explain: The chalupa on one end of this conga line is draped in nacho cheese, while the opposite pole contains a creamy chipotle sauce. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "With Taco Bell’s Triplelupa and a four-patty Big Mac, now we can eat our feelings," 13 Mar. 2020 Luckily, a storm was avoided and the episode ended on a group conga line instead. —Ruth Kinane Patrick proposes, Schitt's Creek David Rose is not a big fan of the outdoors. Samantha Highfill,, "The most memorable shipper moments of 2019," 17 Dec. 2019

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Conga line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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