popularity contest

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Noun1.popularity contest - competition (real or figurative) for popular support
contest - a struggle between rivals
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When I launched Jewish Celebrity March Madness, I underestimated just how intense it would be to run an elaborate popularity contest for 64 iconic Members of the Tribe.
Indeed, serving the country is not a popularity contest,' Yasay said.
Gayle Cruddace No, it's not a popularity contest, it is much much much more serious than that.
I was head girl - something you were voted into, a popularity contest.
Washington State did also hold a democratic primary Tuesday, but according to the US election system, it holds no real impact on result as it offers no delegates but more of a popularity contest.
But the star, who danced a samba last night with partner Tristan MacManus, said: "I understand people may not know me, but it's not a popularity contest.
If it were a popularity contest, India's passionate billions would ensure Tendulkar won hands down.
Will Angham beat Donia in this popularity contest, or will newcomer Donia remain on top?
It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what?
So before they go into print they should consider what they're saying because, make no mistake, this government is not doing this exercise for a popularity contest, they're doing it because it is absolutely necessary to safeguard everyone's interests.
But being Liverpool manager is not a popularity contest.