the man said, his voice rising to lift each word to greater prominence. ''Whiskey. And sexy!''
To give up something formerly held dear; renounce; to leave altogether; abandon.
"...There is a business case to be made for ending U.S. support for dictatorships, in that business can profit more from stable democratic regimes over the long-term; and lastly, that the U.S. should sanction dictators, not their peoples, and we can begin by denying them and all their cronies visas for shopping expeditions in the US.