A phrase used to imply that the speaker is powerful and influential enough to blackball someone from gaining any employment in a specific town or city. Often said by Hollywood studio executives (and wannabe execs) and by wealthy small-town businessmen and politicians to employees, flunkies, and/or "little people" who offend the speaker in some manner, often by refusing to get them coffee, refusing to bow and scrape, or telling them they're not as smart as they think they are. This phrase is nearly always incorrect, because the speaker rarely has enough power and influence to scare off all possible employers.

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