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
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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.
1630 - Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu.
There have been some exceptions: black jeans here, bare legs there, but hardly enough to trigger a palace revolution.
One ought to understand the similarities as well as the differences between a foreign war that overthrows the existing legal authority - no need to remind ourselves that the Iraq war didn't achieve anything significant; a 'palace revolution' - which fundamentally doesn't change anything; or the so-called 'belly-dancing' strategy, whereby there is an open policy towards the external world, until the 'beast' realises it is no more in command - that is what took place in some former Soviet republics during the 'orange' revolutions, and what was actually unfolding in Syria until 2011.
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.
More than five years of bitter recriminations, including a police investigation, legal fees running well into six figures and an attempted 'palace revolution' by bowling green members, a row over the proposed sale of a Brighouse bowling club is still continuing.
Machar remains on the run and his location is unknown but he told Radio France Internationale that he wants a "palace revolution" to topple Kiir from power.
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.