bully pulpit

[ bool-ee pool-pit, puhl-pit ]

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

Origin of bully pulpit

First recorded in 1905–10; from a remark made by President Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the U.S. 1901–09, in reference to the White House, “I suppose my critics will call that preaching, but I have got such a bully pulpit!”

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