noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
a political strategy or campaign style of meeting and speaking directly to as many voters as possible: New Hampshire is a state where retail politics are decisive. Not every candidate is good at retail politics.
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Origin of retail politics
First recorded in 1900–05; in the sense of “politics in which votes are for sale”
Words nearby retail politics
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British Dictionary definitions for retail politics
(functioning as plural) informal the practice of a politician soliciting in person for votes from the public
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