Uncle

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A regional term for Federal agents of the DEA—Drug Enforcement Administration
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Arlen Specter, pinned by the religious right, cried uncle and signed a White House loyalty oath, a humiliation unprecedented in our constitutional system of checks and balances.
Alter hours of parliamentary legerdemain, flustered Republicans cried uncle and reached an agreement with Clinton on the amendment.
Greenspan began raising short-term interest rates in 1988, at the start of the Elder's presidency, and squeezed and squeezed until Elder cried uncle. Elder finally agreed to raise taxes, despite what the public had read on his lips.