wave election

[ weyvi-lek-shuhn ]
/ ˈweɪv ɪˌlɛk ʃən /

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.

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Origin of wave election

First recorded in 2010–15
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