Definition of Middle England in English:

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Middle England

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noun

The middle classes in England outside London, especially as representative of conservative political views.
Example sentences
  • His audacious bid to reach out to a Middle England audience to reassert and extend the dominance of the political centre ground he won at the last election was a step or 10 too far.
  • But as the epitome of a Middle England constituency, it's a vital seat for both parties and I'm looking forward to helping the Conservatives regain it.
  • Chris Upton argues there is much of Middle England in Middle Earth.

Derivatives

Middle Englander

noun
Example sentences
  • Lest you consider this to be false bravado, just consider the pedigree of this Middle Englander who lives in Oxfordshire but stays at his mother's in London during the working week.
  • There have been three distinct phases in this confrontation between the Middle Englander and the Immigrant.
  • My excuse is that I'm exactly the sort of bourgeois, entrepreneurial Middle Englander that New Labour aims to please.

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