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big tent

noun
1.
a political party's or coalition's policy or doctrine of allowing and encouraging a wide range of beliefs, opinions, and views among its members.
Origin of big tent
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
Related forms
big-tent, adjective
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big tent

noun
1.
  1. a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a wide spectrum of constituents and groups
  2. (as modifier): big-tent politics
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