Taking Your Own Pillow (political slang)
(Alt. Taking One's Own Pillow, Taking A Pillow)

  1. to create diversions to get out of boring meetings

Origin: Donna Shalala used to attend meetings during the Clinton administration and bring cheese curd, which she would bite into when the meeting got really boring. The eventual "squeaking" noise would cause panic, thus ending the meeting

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