bully pulpit


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bully pulpit

n.
A position, especially a public office, from which one may expound one's views to a wide audience.

[From bully, splendid (probably coined by Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the presidency as a bully pulpit ("splendid pulpit") from which he could expound his views like a preacher).]

bul′ly pul′pit


n.
a position of authority or public visibility, esp. a political office, from which one may express one's views.
[1975–80]
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Noun1.bully pulpit - a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter; "the American presidency is a bully pulpit"
public office - a position concerning the people as a whole
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