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parish-pump

Syllabification: par·ish-pump

Definition of parish-pump in English:

adjective

[attributive] British
Of local importance or interest only; parochial: I looked down on parish-pump politics
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  • The obvious differences are that the local commercial news is more concerned with local, parochial, parish-pump, ambulance chasing, fire-engine chasing-type stories, than we are.
  • The rude phrase for it is parish-pump politics, but a kinder way of looking at it is that it's a way of doing business that preserves the element of human relations in bureaucratic transactions.
  • However, Mr Kelleher yesterday accused Mr Noonan of doublespeak and parish-pump politics by urging the State to cover Limerick City Council's potential €50m liability.

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