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Capitol Hill

noun
1.
the small hill in Washington, D.C., on which the Capitol stands.
2.
Informal. the U.S. Congress.
Also called the Hill.
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A hill in Washington, D.C., on which the United States Capitol building sits. (See photo, next page.) The House of Representatives and the Senate meet in the Capitol. (See on the Hill.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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