salami slicing


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salami slicing

FDA-speak
The sub-typing of a disease affecting a large group of people into smaller groups that would qualify each as an orphan disease.
 
Science-speak
A popular term for a type of publication in which the data from what should be a single large study are divided into two or more manuscripts.
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By helping Councils to move away from the age old method of salami slicing, RevuMap enables better business improvement and ensures quality, value-for-money services.
Once you start salami slicing the licence fee and make it a duller shadow of its former self, it will wither away.
This salami slicing of services shows exactly why we must introduce a London-style bus network with stable routes, Oyster-style ticketing and fines for operators when they fail to live up to their promises.
When governments plan these massive highway investments successive government departments have been salami slicing the budgets.
Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the Center of Policy Research in New Delhi, calls China's strategy of slowly infiltrating and taking control of a disputed area through small maneouvres as salami slicing.
The salami slicing of local government budgets ever since, and the removal of ring fencing around funding for special projects, has had a disproportionate effect on the poor.
How on earth, with the service reviews at full pre-Armageddon tilt, did Sir Albert manage to end up salami slicing and not 'Armageddoning'?
But it's transformational change rather than salami slicing is what gives us the benefit.
It is a classic case of salami slicing in order to avoid the rigorous Environmental Impact Assessment.
The veteran scaremonger, who has been watching too much of Nigella Lawson's latest Italian cookery show, announced there could be "no more salami slicing of services.
Deputy Chief Constable Dave Thompson said: "This has not been salami slicing or a random cutting of budgets.