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political football

Definitions

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  • noun countable, idiomatic A contentious political issue or problem that is often debated or discussed, but that remains unresolved; an issue or problem which is avoided by authorities and handed off to others.
  • noun uncountable, idiomatic Ongoing unproductive wrangling or posturing between political factions, resulting in failure to deal with an issue or problem in a decisive or appropriate way.

Etymologies

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An allusion to being "kicked back and forth" by opposing politicians, like a ball.

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