- bully pulpit 1904, coined by U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt, in reference to the White House.
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bully pulpit — n. [< phrase attributed by G. Putnam (1926) to ROOSEVELT2 Theodore, referring to the presidency as offering “such a bully [= fine] pulpit” for preaching: present use from later interpretation of bully in this phrase as BULLY1, sense 1] a… … English World dictionary
bully pulpit — ul ly pul pit, n. An exceptionally advantageous position from which to extol one s ideas; applied especially to the presidency of the United States, which was described thus by President Theodore Rossevelt. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bully pulpit — bully ,pulpit noun singular AMERICAN a position of authority that gives someone the ability to influence a large number of people … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bully pulpit — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑public office * * * noun, pl ⋯ pits [count] US :… … Useful english dictionary
Bully pulpit — A bully pulpit is a public office of sufficiently high rank that provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter. The bully pulpit can bring issues to the fore that were not initially in debate, due to the… … Wikipedia
bully pulpit — noun Date: 1976 a prominent public position (as a political office) that provides an opportunity for expounding one s views; also such an opportunity … New Collegiate Dictionary
bully pulpit — a position of authority or public visibility, esp. a political office, from which one may express one s views. * * * … Universalium
bully pulpit — noun an advantageous position from which to express ones views … Wiktionary
bully pulpit — position or office of influence that provides an ideal place from which to spread one s views or opinions … English contemporary dictionary
bully pulpit — bul′ly pul′pit n. gov a position of authority or public visibility, esp. a political office, from which one may express one s views • Etymology: 1975–80 … From formal English to slang