palace revolution


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palace revolution

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence

pal′ace revolu′tion


n.
a revolt against a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling group.
[1900–05]
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Past managements had forgotten them; palace revolutions had taken no notice of them; the history of France had run its course unknown to them; and nobody recollected their existence.
Now with Shelvey unsettled at Swansea, Pardew is eager to lure him to Selhurst Park to join his Crystal Palace revolution.
WILFRIED ZAHA will spend today weighing up whether to join Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace revolution permanently.
Saturday, December 7 Crystal Palace 2 Cardiff City 0 Tony Pulis was just starting his Palace revolution, Malky Mackay's foothold on the City job was crumbling.
Meanwhile, there has been a palace revolution in which a gang of fairytale baddies led by Prince Charming (the chap due to have married the Princess) attack the castle in Far Far Away and take over matters.