What does 'drove a stake' means:
'The Senate vote that drove a stake through the delicate compromise was a stinging setback for Bush, who had made reshaping immigration laws a central element of his domestic agenda.'
Thank you in advance,
It is part of Hollywood vampire lore that a vampire can only be killed permanently by driving a stake through his heart. Therefore, anything that you dislike that has been eliminated forever can be said to have had a stake driven through its heart.
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Last edited by PINKGREAT; 29-Jun-2007 at 01:03.
It is the noun form of the verb to vote.
Tomorrow, everyone will vote [verb] for their favorite movie.
Tonight there is a vote [noun] to choose our favorite song.
The action is a vote. They vote in November. [verb]
The thing is a vote. My vote counts. [noun]
The event is a vote. It is important to attend this vote. [noun]