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2008-07-04 00:00:19

Chairman of Leeds Bradford Airport Sir Graham Hall has resigned. Deputy chairman Alan Lewis has replaced him with immediate effect. Mr Lewis is an advisory partner in European private equity firm Bridgepoint, which bought the airport last year. He is also a former board member of Birmingham Airport. (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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