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flypaper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household
flypaperfly‧pa‧per /ˈflaɪˌpeɪpə $ -ər/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DHpaper covered with a sticky substance that is hung up in a room in order to catch flies
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flypaperOr maybe they were sticky, like flypaper.Other mechanisms for trapping prey have similarly descriptive names: snap, suction, lobster pot, flypaper, loop.It was like trying to shake flypaper.Has public choice theory satisfactorily explained the flypaper effect?
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