big tent


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big tent

n.
A group, especially a political coalition, that accommodates people who have a wide range of beliefs, principles, or backgrounds.

big′-tent′ adj.

big tent

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a wide spectrum of constituents and groups
b. (as modifier): big-tent politics.
References in classic literature ?
It was during the afternoon performance, and the big tent was filled with women and children, when I went looking for Red Denny, the head canvas-man, who had walked off with my pocket-knife.
A few minutes later I was in the big tent, where I had overhauled Red Denny.
The four big cats - the white lions - are the show-stoppers under the big tent.
Radio Sawa quoted a Libyan Air Force commander as saying that the hotbed, including a big tent, military vehicles, fuel and water tanks, was used to launch attacks on the Libyan forces.
She told the Big Tent Ideas Fest in Berkshire: "The abuse was enough to make me question whether I would stand again.
LAST The Great British Bake Off: The Final BBC1, 8pm ENTERTAINMENT It's the grand final - and also the last time the fab four Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue will be gathered together in the big tent.
Rebecca Kleefisch jokingly said that a big tent set up in case of rain made Thursday's groundbreaking for a 700 megawatt, natural gas-fired power plant at Alliant Energy's Riverside Energy Center feel like an outdoor wedding.
The State Chamber/AIA hosted the annual Legislative Reception on April 19 under the big tent on their parking lot.
Following the sit-in staged by refugees protesting against drastically slashed UNRWA relief and aid in Nahr-el-Bared camp, protests reportedly erupted in Saida where a big tent has been set at the very entrance to UNRWA's main office, the same reporters added.
We have also installed a big tent, equipped with all facilities, which can accommodate 2,500 women.
Naudero -- ,,, The cricket lovers here have erected an 8x8 large projector away from the population in a big tent to properly enjoy the crucial cricket match between PakistanIndia scheduled on Sunday (today).
In addition, the bulldozer demolished a big tent made of fabric and steel pipes.