Definition of Chancellor of the Exchequer in English:

Chancellor of the Exchequer

noun

  • The chief finance minister of the United Kingdom, who prepares the nation's annual budgets.

    • ‘Thanks to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the defence budget is rising.’
    • ‘In a plea to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the MP said Selby was proud of its mining tradition.’
    • ‘That's why you're Chancellor of the Exchequer and I'm PM.’
    • ‘Nicholas Vansittart, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1816 put the case for the tax.’
    • ‘Harold Macmillan was Eden's Chancellor of the Exchequer.’
    • ‘Foots Cray Place was the home of the one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.’
    • ‘The most senior members of the Cabinet are the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.’
    • ‘She appointed him as Foreign Secretary in July 1989, and Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1989.’
    • ‘He reported to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England.’
    • ‘I do wish the Chancellor of the Exchequer would simplify ISAs.’
    • ‘Other jobs to follow were Minister of Supply, Paymaster General, President of the Board of Trade, Colonial Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer.’
    • ‘Like Churchill, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.’
    • ‘On one of them the then Secretary of State for Scotland took me, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, to see some of the worst slum tenements.’
    • ‘Pooh-Bah, in The Mikado, is, among other things, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Private Secretary to Ko-Ko.’
    • ‘He became an effective Minister of Aviation, though his reputation was made as one of the most successful Home Secretaries and Chancellors of the Exchequer since World War II.’
    • ‘He held all four of the greatest offices of state open to a commoner: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister.’
    • ‘The review was set up in April last year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Deputy Prime Minister.’
    • ‘That same year he was named Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of Herbert Asquith.’
    • ‘But, the political decline of most Chancellors of the Exchequer begins with a moment of hubris; Barber and his boom, Jenkins and his austerity, and Lawson and his shadowing of the Deutschmark.’
    • ‘I am sure that, like me, other readers are aware that the question of the euro seems to be very much on the minds of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister.’

Pronunciation

Chancellor of the Exchequer