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2006-05-01 12:40:48

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-time finance employee at the New York Stock Exchange is in settlement talks with the Big Board over a racial discrimination lawsuit he filed last year, court papers show. Harry Nelson, an African American, has been repeatedly passed over for promotions in the exchange's finance department since he was hired in 1979, despite a history of good performance reviews, according to his complaint filed in July 2005. "We are in the process of talking," Nelson,...


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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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