grass tops

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English[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

grass tops (not comparable)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (idiomatic) Of, related to, or involving local influential figures.
    • 2007, Susan J. Ferguson, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology, McGraw-Hill (2007), ISBN 9780073528076, page 423:
      Along with the ads, industry worked to mobilize local politicians and business executives in what business groups called a "grass tops" campaign.
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Noun[edit]

grass tops

  1. plural form of grass top
  2. (idiomatic, plural only) People in a position of power or influence at a local level.
    • 2005, David G. Smith & Judith D. Moore, Medicaid Politics and Policy, Transaction Publishers (2010), ISBN 9781412807371, page 234:
      They also had important connections to advocacy groups and the local "grass tops."
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