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A situation in which a political party is controlled by party managers.
- ‘The monopoly in politics, or bossism, may possibly be abolished by direct legislation or by proportional representation.’
- ‘Lincoln Steffens's magnificent book, The Shame of the Cities, denounced the bossism and corruption of early twentieth-century American cities.’
- ‘To say that people ought not run and that people ought to get out of this race is bossism that belongs in the other party.’
- ‘He represents the greatest danger the Republicans face, bossism.’
- ‘Nigeria's PDP doesn't have similar grass roots or internal democratic mechanisms, but at least on this one issue, its factionalism and local bossism have had a similar effect.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.