Word of the Day : February 4, 2022
What It Means
Jettison means, literally, “to throw (something) overboard to lighten a ship or aircraft in distress”; figuratively, it means “to get rid of (something).”
// The coach was jettisoned after the team failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year.
JETTISON in Context
“… [U.S. President Joseph Biden] and his aides continued to work with key members of Congress on what could stay in the bill and what could be jettisoned….” — Bill Powell, Newsweek, 12 Nov. 2021