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big government

Syllabification: big gov·ern·ment

Definition of big government in English:

noun

chiefly North American
Government perceived as excessively interventionist and intruding into all aspects of the lives of its citizens.
Example sentences
  • It's a good idea to limit the size of the welfare state, but big government is inevitable in modern society.
  • Big government in practice proved less attractive than big government in prospect.
  • Government members believe in big government and they believe in control.

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