political boss

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Noun1.political boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointmentspolitical boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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I famously accused my political boss Michael Howard of having 'something of the night' about him.
Coniston" is about a political boss in a New England state about the time Andrew Jackson was president.
Directed by Mel Brooks, the film tells of a corrupt political boss who appoints a black sheriff in order to cause trouble in a wild western town.
an affluent Republican and founder of the Lincoln League, the notorious Memphis political boss Edward H.
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
So placing his name and photograph behind a public campaign with the slogan Labour4royalglam caused his political boss, and health ministerial colleague, grappling with sensitive NHS reforms, well, no little embarrassment.
Jon Murphy and his political boss, police commissioner Jane Kennedy, said numbers could be maintained at around 4,000 police officers for the next two years but after that they could not make any promises.
Pressed on whether he would have made clear that he was not speaking the mind of his political boss, he replied: "I would hope so.
So may I thank my fellow scribblers mentioned and my political boss, Bill Armer - also a prolific writer - for stimulating the discussion in Huddersfield and for caring.
At this critical phase Cyprus is entering, where the possible finding of hydrocarbon deposits could put Cyprus on the energy map- with all that implies for the future of this country- there is no place for personal political agendas of technocrats, nor can a ministry operate with more than one political boss," said the minister.
Beyond that, Plevneliev has said that he is capable of standing up to Borissov, currently his political boss, and in turn, Popova has said that she is capable of standing up to Plevneliev.
His one-time political boss, former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, was appearing in a neighbouring court at the war crimes tribunal for his own trial on identical charges of masterminding Serb atrocities.