grasstops

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps modelled on grassroots.

Adjective[edit]

grasstops (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Of, related to, or involving local influential figures.

Noun[edit]

grasstops

  1. plural form of grasstop
  2. (idiomatic, plural only) People in a position of power or influence at a local level.
    • 2010, Wendell Potter, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR IS Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, Bloomsbury Press (2010), ISBN 9781608192816, page 35:
      Or, when just the 'grasstops' are needed, we recruit just a few of a target's key friends or contributors to join us.
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