laundry list


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A popular term for an exhaustive list of symptoms, diseases, or aetiologies that share something in common—e.g., differential diagnosis of acute abdomen

laundry list

 A popular term for a long list of Sx, diseases, or etiologies that share something in common–eg, differential diagnosis of acute abdomen
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Thirty-three years ago, as the revolution was gaining speed in 1978, opponents of the monarchial regime had a laundry list of complaints about the Shah's policies.
Whoever wrote this shoddy script should strictly stick to writing nothing more than his domestic laundry list.
The Texas NAACP and Texas League of United Latin American Citizens are asking for a federal review of public school education in Texas, arguing among other things that the state changed its history and social studies curriculum "with the intention to discriminate" and that it "is failing to provide many of its minority students with equal educational opportunities." While the civil rights groups are mostly taking aim at the curriculum changes, which de-emphasize the civil rights movement, religious freedoms, the United Nations and whatever else the board was feeling particularly ornery about, they have a laundry list of other complaints they want the feds to look into, including:
with 90% of the energy used going toward heating the water, according to Project Laundry List, a nonprofit organization committed to educating people about cold water washing and line drying.
"All that Patrick McGovern could tell us is what the evidence was or a laundry list of organic substances," thestar.com quoted Sam Calagione, founder and president of the brewery, as saying.
and Israel since the fall of the Shah of Iran and through the laundry list of major policy errors such as the 1982 Lebanon invasion, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages fiasco, and the Second Iraq War.
That's why a group called Project Laundry List is fighting for the right to hang clothes outside to dry.
It certainly would be impossible for the legislature to create a laundry list of everything that could possibly distract a driver.
With a laundry list of things to avoid in one's career, "So You're An Actor?!
Project Laundry List, the New Hampshire-based organization behind the national effort to promote air-drying and cold-water washing to save energy, will hold a clothesline competition as part of fall foliage festivities in Concord.
As many know, when designing for the healthcare setting, a laundry list of needs quickly arises: safety, functionality, performance, and durability are the obvious starting points, but covering these bases while still meeting the specific needs and requests of individuals in a variety of healthcare settings has become more and more of a challenge.
With a laundry list of basic physical properties entered into the starting parameters, the simulation would allow artificial nature to take its course.