golden fleece award

golden fleece award
 Symbol of exorbitant prices (from ancient Greek mythology). For years former U.S. Senator William Proxmire made symbolic Golden Fleece Awards bringing public attention to inflated prices charged by businesses for products sold to the government.

American business jargon. 2014.

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