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Big government

(derogatory, mainly US) a form of government characterized by high taxation and public spending and centralization of political power
Contemporary Examples

The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama Lloyd Green June 29, 2013
The Rise of the New New Left Peter Beinart September 11, 2013
How Do You Win the VP Debate? David Frum October 8, 2012
‘Crossfire’ Predicts the State of the Union January 27, 2014
The GOP Hypocrisy on Privacy and The Pill Michael Tomasky January 26, 2014

Historical Examples

Tom Swift and his Air Scout Victor Appleton
The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 Leander Stillwell
All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome



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