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big tent

noun
1.
a political party's or coalition's policy or doctrine of allowing and encouraging a wide range of beliefs, opinions, and views among its members.
Related forms
big-tent, adjective
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  • After the song, Rashid and Hamid rolled themselves up in warm blankets in a corner of the big tent and were soon asleep.

    Our Little Arabian Cousin Blanche McManus
  • The two boys reached the portals and went into the big tent.

  • Both Wyn and Mrs. Havel–the bravest of the seven gathered in the big tent–were frightened by this awful shock.

    Wyn's Camping Days Amy Bell Marlowe
  • His reflection upon the big tent, however, was the fly in my ointment.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • Breakfast was served to the circus folk in the big tent, which had been put up in advance.

British Dictionary definitions for big tent

big tent

noun
1.
  1. a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a wide spectrum of constituents and groups
  2. (as modifier): big-tent politics
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