Retail-politics



noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a political strategy or campaign style of meeting and speaking directly to as many voters as possible: New Hampshire is a state where retail politics are decisive.
Not every candidate is good at retail politics.
retail politics
noun
1.
(functioning as pl) (informal) the practice of a politician soliciting in person for votes from the public
noun

a type of political campaigning in which the candidate focuses on local events and meeting individual voters
Examples

Retail politics is the old-fashioned shaking hands and kissing babies.
Word Origin

orig referred to buying votes
Usage Note

informal; sing. or pl.

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