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    to psychologically manipulate someone so they think they are going insane; from the 1944 film of the same name

    The fact that Rob is attempting to gaslight Helen into believing that she’s on the verge of a breakdown is beyond the pale.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/04/2016
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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