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three-line whip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Voting
three-line whipˌthree-line ˈwhip noun [countable] British English  1 PPVan order from a leader of a British political party telling MPs in that party that they must vote in a particular way2 informal a very firm instruction that people must come to a meeting or take part in an event
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three-line whipLabour should impose a three-line whip to vote against the Treaty.On Thursday, St Valentine's night, Tommy was on a three-line whip.Many Opposition Members who will obey the three-line Whip and vote against the motion will do so with a heavy heart.
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