shadow cabinet


noun

(in the British Parliament) a group of prominent members of the opposition who are expected to hold positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power.

Nearby words

  1. shadoof,
  2. shadow,
  3. shadow bands,
  4. shadow box,
  5. shadow boxing,
  6. shadow dance,
  7. shadow history,
  8. shadow mask,
  9. shadow of one's self,
  10. shadow pin

Origin of shadow cabinet

First recorded in 1905–10

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