grass roots

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

grass roots

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

: the ordinary people in a society or organization : the people who do not have a lot of money and power

Full Definition of GRASS ROOTS

1
:  the very foundation or source
2
:  the basic level of society or of an organization especially as viewed in relation to higher or more centralized positions of power

First Known Use of GRASS ROOTS

1901

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