party liner


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party line

n.
1. One or more of the policies or principles of a political party to which loyal members are expected to adhere.
2. A telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the same exchange.

party liner, par′ty-lin′er n.
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Noun1.party liner - a member of a political party who follows strictly the party lineparty liner - a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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she was never a party liner, never an ideologue" (130).
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