spoon-feed


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The triumph of style over substance; manipulation of the media; the use of vast amounts of money to swing the vote; and the apparent dumbing down of issues to spoon-feed the electorate were all aspects of Kennedy's 1960 election campaign.
He has been robbed even of the ability to chew, so a nurse must spoon-feed him every meal.
Cathexis cites the following behaviors -- heretofore considered unremarkable by psychiatrists -- as evidence of Napoleon's borderline personality disorder: his frequent screaming fits when his wife Josephine refused to spoon-feed him at state dinners; his reckless impulsiveness, evidenced by reports that the diminutive commander snuck up behind his lieutenants with a tiding crop and a croissant and delivered what he called "les tromps de la guerre;" his fear of being abandoned and unloved, which predictably enough caused lifelong bedwetting and an urge to control everybody, everywhere, all the time; and his periodic delusions of grandeur, during which he repeatedly claimed to be a 6'8" Nubian goat herder sent to France on a secret mission for the Sun God.
Why wait for a Wall Street bigwig to spoon-feed your investment ideas?
I would suggest it is absurd to expect the main newspaper of Wales to spoon-feed her.
More bizarrely, aquarists then had to spoon-feed the fussy fish his supper - a mix of shrimp and squid.