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moral majority

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Definition of moral majority in English:

noun

[treated as plural]
The majority of people, regarded as favouring firm moral standards: smokers are often made to feel like social outcasts by the moral majority
More example sentences
  • They have no moral majority to make this stance, and I say that it is an affront to our Westminster democratic system.
  • We have to be very careful of minorities that present themselves as the moral majority when they are not.
  • It is unfortunate that we have not been able to secure a UN resolution or even a moral majority.

Origin

1970s: originally as Moral Majority, the name of a right-wing movement in the US.

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