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political animal Line breaks: pol¦it|ical ani¦mal

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Definition of political animal in English:


chiefly informal
A person who is interested in social and political issues, especially one who actively participates in politics: he was a widely experienced and articulate political animal
More example sentences
  • He is a political animal first, vice president later.
  • She has always been that most unusual of political animals - the politician who not only wants power but knows exactly what they want to do with it.
  • I have always said that political parties needed political animals in their representation.
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