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bully pulpit

  1. a position of authority or public visibility, especially a political office, from which one may express one's views.
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Origin of bully pulpit

1975–80
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Word Origin and History for bully pulpit

n.

1904, coined by U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt, in reference to the White House.

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