wave election

[weyv i-lek-shuhn]

noun Politics.

an election in which one party makes significant gains in Congress, at the state level, or in a parliament: a wave election that saw Republicans win control of the House and flip seven Senate seats.

Nearby words

  1. wauwatosa,
  2. wave,
  3. wave band,
  4. wave cyclone,
  5. wave down,
  6. wave energy,
  7. wave equation,
  8. wave farm,
  9. wave front,
  10. wave function

Origin of wave election

First recorded in 2010–15

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