Definition of party politics in US English:

party politics

plural noun

  • treated as singular or plural Politics that relate to political parties rather than to the good of the general public.

    • ‘He called upon the rural people to rise above party politics for the overall development of their respective areas.’
    • ‘The relative economic decline continued and the politicians and party politics were associated with failure.’
    • ‘In many ways, his is a fine and progressive approach, which elevates party politics above the damaging and pointless battles of the past.’
    • ‘This is without taking into account the backdrop of party politics.’
    • ‘They have all played party politics while the officers of the council have tried to cope with situations beyond their control.’
    • ‘Even if party politics is an indestructible truth, people do not feel like being trapped by it right now.’
    • ‘He has no dream of a democracy that sometimes rises above shallow, petty party politics and actually does great things.’
    • ‘It is a moral problem that has been driven by party politics and politicians in recent times.’
    • ‘I hope politicians of all persuasions can put Australia's safety and welfare above party politics.’
    • ‘This afternoon I want to talk about an issue that should concern the whole House and should be above petty party politics.’
    • ‘Every politician that plays party politics at the expense of the interests of the people of Taiwan is responsible.’
    • ‘As Mr Shirley has said, the security of the realm should transcend party politics.’
    • ‘It must be lifted above the mire of party politics and viewed as a national security issue of great importance.’
    • ‘The idea of having cross-party cabinet members may in time serve to show that there is no room for party politics in local government.’
    • ‘Not one person I had spoken to had mentioned party politics.’
    • ‘Parties based on political interests simply twist party politics and lead to more divisiveness.’
    • ‘They may feel that the mentality is right but party politics is involved and that's when the barbarism gets really dangerous.’
    • ‘Contrary to what Mr Craig seems to be alleging, this cause is above party politics.’
    • ‘The local people know very well that where their issues are concerned, I place their views above party politics.’
    • ‘Though I do understand people who have zero faith in the political system not voting as a protest against party politics.’
    government, local government, affairs of state, public affairs, diplomacy
    political beliefs, political leanings, political sympathies, political views, political alliance
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Pronunciation

party politics

/ˈpärdē ˈpälətiks//ˈpɑrdi ˈpɑlətɪks/