Coinage of the day: “Derivative gravitas.”

Used in a sentence: “… Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who for years enjoyed derivative gravitas from his association with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) ….”

George Will coined it. The rest of his column is blazing hot.

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