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lobby in Politics topic

lobbylobby2 ●○○ verb (lobbied, lobbying, lobbies) [intransitive, transitive]  PPPERSUADEto try to persuade the government or someone with political power that a law or situation should be changedlobby for/against The group is lobbying for a reduction in defence spending.lobby somebody to do something We’ve been lobbying our state representative to support the new health plan.lobbyist noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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lobbyPerhaps it's time to begin lobbying?Clinton vetoed the bill after being lobbied by trial lawyers, but Congress overrode the veto.About half the money Raytheon spent lobbying last year went to four government lobbyists and strategists.The president's lobbying on behalf of his programme was uneven and spasmodic.We need to lobby our leaders to work for peace and to use its dividends wisely.Please encourage class members to lobby their local councils about cuts in classes, either personally or by petition.Wright said lobbying to keep red tape and regulatory cost to a minimum for local companies will be a priority.lobby for/againstHonestly, if an alien anthropologist landed there he might have mistaken the lobby for a flamingo park.A state politician who also lived in Oak Ridge lobbied for changes in the rules.Hours later, police were still combing the blood-smeared lobby for evidence.Political pressure for these latter proposals came from the police themselves, who now formed a strong lobby for increased state regulation.Price lobbied hard for passage of the helmet law.The steering group would also lobby for rail improvements.No pressure group within the medical profession is lobbying for the right to save men's lives by regularly examining the prostate.