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pinch-hit
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
baseball:  to bat in place of another player

or generally:  to fill in for another
  • Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (77% in)
  • Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it-that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your lifethat the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (26% in)

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