derogatory, mainly US a form of government characterized by high taxation and public spending and centralization of political power
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How to use big government in a sentence
Last December, a record-high 72 percent chose big government.
“My opponent is a big-government, big-spending, high-taxing” etc.
Unions exist because, without them, the path is opened wide to crony collaboration between big government and big business.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision | James Poulos | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves.
In short, they are not impressed with big government at work.
Our wagon train had four hundred big government wagons, each drawn by six mules.The Price of the Prairie | Margaret Hill McCarter
A big government contract had come in, while many of his best men had left to enlist.All Roads Lead to Calvary | Jerome K. Jerome
We rode there and back in the big government wagons, each wagon being drawn by a team of six mules.The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 | Leander Stillwell
One party was composed of over a hundred boys from one of the big government military schools.The Critic in the Orient | George Hamlin Fitch
These separate parts were to be collected and assembled at various big government plants.Out To Win | Coningsby Dawson