party politics

noun
politics based on strict adherence to the policies and principles of a political party regardless of the public interest; partisan loyalism.

Origin:
1765–75

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party politics
 
pl n
politics conducted through, by, or for parties, as opposed to other interests or the public good

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Main Entry:  party politics
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  the practice of focusing on the aims and interests of a political party rather than the public good
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Example sentences
It has been able to avoid party politics so far, but might not be able to do so
  for much longer.
The rating agencies tend not to comment on party politics.
The protest movements introduced new ideological issues into party politics.
Party politics is what's wrong with the whole freaking country.
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