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Tebbit, Norman

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTebbit, NormanNorman TebbitTeb‧bit, Norman /ˈtebət/  (1931–) a British politician in the Conservative Party. He had several important positions in Margaret Thatcher’s government, and was known for his strong criticism of left-wing politicians and their ideas. People remember him especially in connection with the phrase ‘get on your bike’, after he said in a speech that when his father was unemployed, he did not complain, but he ‘got on his bike (=bicycle) and looked for work’. His official title is Lord Tebbit of Chingford.
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