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.
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Domestically, he threw his weight behind a big-tent coalition, which provides all manner of parties and leaders a place under the sun.
Calling people names, suggesting they are subhuman for their views, does not a big-tent party make.
Auds endlessly drawn to big-tent stories perhaps won't mind, but the themes here, including the leitmotif of an isolated populace and the enfeebling hothouse atmosphere of an island locale, needed more incisive scripting to overcome a strong sense of deja vu.
John Cornyn - bedeviled by some in the tea party who'd prefer him to be more Ted Cruz-like - said Friday Republicans must prove they can govern like 'responsible adults' and be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles.
Jim Murphy appears to have both after unveiling his proposals for big-tent politics or, as he puts it, Team Scotland.
The deal means the hospital's Imagine appeal will be showcased at each big-tent concert this summer, and will receive the support of every celebrity performer.