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party boss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n party boss a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
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Quotations

  • Harry S Truman
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    “When a leader is in the Democratic Party he is a boss, and when he is in the Republican Party he is a leader.”

Usage

In literature:

Platt was one of the most nearly absolute party bosses that the American system of machine politics has produced.
"Theodore Roosevelt and His Times" by Harold Howland
Ignorant people are always talkin' against party bosses, but just wait till the bosses are gone!
"Plunkitt of Tammany Hall" by George Washington Plunkitt
And party orthodoxy made by the State is almost as distasteful to him as the rigor of the boss.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
In New York State, United States Senator Platt was the absolute boss of the Republican party.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
When the attacking party reached the mill-yard, it found the boss and the foreman standing alone on the saw-dust, revolvers drawn.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
It might antagonize all his party, as he is one of the most influential of the local bosses.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
It is thus a party of the people, by the people and for the people, which bosses cannot corrupt or betray.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
He's the boss of this party, and if he's satisfied, I am.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
The loyal party voter deposited the ballots provided for him; the boss could have these arranged to suit his needs.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Sweeney saw it and so did the bigger bosses of both parties.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
The greatest Empire that the world ever saw to be bossed by a party of priests!
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
THE boss of the machinery crew came by the morning train and the next day the entire party were ready to start on their way.
"Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
If I succeed, in favoring conditions, in forming a new party, I may end as a boss myself!
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
The Republican party in San Francisco also have their boss.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
There is no boss and there never can be unless the party deserts its principles and ceases to be a Socialist party.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs
The party would travel with the supply wagon and a bunch of ponies for the herders, bossed by Maria's husband.
"Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch" by Alice B. Emerson
He was the life and soul of the party, and was superintending the "bossing-up" of the meal.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
There were nine of us in the persuing party, headed by Mr. Moore, our boss.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
With party bosses gone, they are about all that remains of the party, and there is no reason why they should not go on naming Presidents.
"Behind the Mirrors" by Clinton W. Gilbert
One of the cowboys who had before been boss of an outfit was appointed as head of the party.
"Yule Logs" by Various
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In news:

Now, City Party Bosses Do Little Moving and Shaking.
De Sapio, the last boss of Tammany Hall, as the once-notorious Manhattan Democratic Party organization was known, died late yesterday afternoon at St Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, said his daughter, Geraldine A De Sapio.
Levin, party boss's pick, wins handily over six rivals.
Buzzing on the spectacle, longtime local Republican-party boss Tom Fuentes stood smiling on the VIP side of a police barricade at the county's Santa Ana government complex on the morning of April 19.
Tilted Kilt hosts 'Undercover Boss' viewing party Friday night.
Suu Kyi's perilous pivot from icon to party boss .
Levin, party boss 's pick, wins handily over six rivals.
In City Built by Apartheid, Party Boss Prospers.
PostNet "Undercover Boss" watch party.
More than ever, we need representatives with a backbone to stand up to party bosses.
RNC boss Michael Steele ticked off some of his party's lawmakers with a recent op-ed.
Today is Jackson's last chance to remove his name and still have Democratic Party bosses handpick a replacement candidate.
If you're looking for a nice table arrangement for a fall party or perhaps a fun gift for National Boss' Day, head over to Cookies by Design in Tyler.
Hanna, who has not declared himself a member of either political party, is a member of Christie 's administration who has donated to his boss politically.
Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss.
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