from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A golf shot not tallied against the score, granted in informal play after a poor shot especially from the tee.
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- n. Mulligan stew.
- n. An unpenalized chance to re-take a stroke that went awry.
- n. A second chance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stew made typically of meat, vegetables, and any conveniently available ingredients; also, an Irish version of burgoo.
- n. In informal and friendly games of golf, a permission to take another stroke without counting the previous stroke against the score, when a stroke was poorly played; a free stroke.
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- n. Irish version of burgoo
Well, if they have what I call mulligan primaries or contests of some sort, that is, do-overs, late in the game, they could have a decisive influence on who the nominees are.
Ballesteros looked thin and pale while making several public appearances in 2009 after being given what he referred to as the "mulligan of my life."
Today's fifth and final mulligan is for Alvin Greene, the inimitable challenger to Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in South Carolina.
The Florida Democratic Party has put its proposal for a mail-in mulligan on the table.
In casual golf, there is a place for a "mulligan" - a second chance to hit a better shot.
In golf it's called a "mulligan" - when your first shot veers off wildly into the woods, you tee up another ball and swing again.
It’s really inconvenient for me now, can we call a mulligan?
It's true, to use a golf analogy, it's like they shanked the ball with Ago, called a mulligan, and hit a 300-yard drive before anyone could linger on the initial embarrassment.
They are attempting to call the mulligan of a "house number", but are unaware of the terminology.
As a result, Pittsburgh is using what Tomlin called a "mulligan" this week.