power base


a source of authority or influence, especially in politics, founded on support by an organized body of voters, ethnic minority, economic class, etc.: His election as governor gives him a power base for seeking the presidency.

Nearby words

  1. powell, john wesley,
  2. powell, lake,
  3. power,
  4. power amplifier,
  5. power assist,
  6. power behind the throne,
  7. power brake,
  8. power brand,
  9. power broker,
  10. power cable

Origin of power base

First recorded in 1965–70

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