big government

noun
variants: or

Big Government

Definition of big government

chiefly US

  1. :  government that is regarded as infringing upon the rights of individual citizens because of its extensive bureaucracy and intrusive regulations and policies Big government, in the minds of many Americans, had become the problem, not the solution. — Tom Morganthau Especially coming from a Republican, the Hyde proposals smack uncharacteristically of Big Government, critics say. — John Cloud

First Known Use of big government

1925


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