Cliché-o-Matic: Newly minted

“I’ll be pushing more Manischewitz products at the seder table than we typically consume,” the newly minted CEO of Manischewitz Co. said laughing.
–Susan Krashinsky, Globe and Mail, April 10, 2014.

Newly minted Finance Minister Joe Oliver didn’t provide any specific details to the Canadian Club in his inaugural speech this week…
–Jamie Golombek, Financial Post, April 9.

In July, he left a tenured position in Texas to take up a newly minted endowed chair in organic chemistry.
–Kate Allen, Toronto Star, Mar. 30

Who will win: Arcade Fire. Again, this is looking like a fight between newly minted cross-border chart-toppers Tegan & Sara and Montreal’s most famous indie-rock export.
–Ben Rayner, Toronto Star, Mar. 30.

The Star requested an interview with the Department of Natural Resources, as well as newly minted Natural Resource Minister Greg Rickford, to clarify the response.
–Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star, Mar. 27.

“Every part of the province is important, and so we need all of those voices at the table,” Ms. Wynne said outside her office, flanked by the newly minted ministers. “The cabinet choices today and our cabinet reflects that reality.”
<i”>–Adrian Morrow, Globe and Mail, Mar. 26.

Chrystia and meI feel I can write about this because Chrystia Freeland used to be my boss, and we used to drive into work together. I didn’t ban her from my minivan, so I don’t know where the Russians get off banning the newly-minted Liberal MP from Moscow.
–Mike Babad, Globe and Mail, Mar. 25.

Newly minted Mississauga mayoral candidate Bonnie Crombie may not yet have a full platform…
–Dakshana Bascaramurty, Globe and Mail, Mar. 25.

But newly minted Premier Dave Hancock, who was sworn in late Sunday and will act as the interim PC leader…
–Kelly Cryderman, Globe and Mail, Mar. 23.

Newly minted Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford gives the Harper government a new face on the energy portfolio…
–Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star, Mar. 20.

Team Trophy: Globe and Mail, 5;
Singles: Alex Boutilier, 2.

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2 comments on “Cliché-o-Matic: Newly minted
  1. miskwabiman says:

    The newly minted Old Frank is on the job!

  2. OJM says:

    Agree completely. Henceforth the phrase “newly minted” should be used only in reference to coinage, herbal tea and gay men.

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