I'll meet you in the lobby after the show.
The proposed new law is supported by the oil lobby. Verb
an organization that has been lobbying for reform of the tax laws
The health-care industry has lobbied against the proposal.
an organization that has been lobbying Congress for reform of the tax laws
a player who has lobbied hard to be included in the team's starting lineup
I lobbied our company for a new computer. See More
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On a Friday morning in October, in the lobby of a sleek San Francisco skyscraper, Matthew Butterick was headed toward the elevators when a security guard stopped him.—Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 One person was killed after a gunman opened fire in the lobby of a New Hampshire hospital on Friday, police said.—Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023 An Impressive New Gingerbread House The annual Disneyland larger-than-life gingerbread house has been created, once again, in the lobby of Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa.—Lindsay Kimble, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Where to get your own kilt in Edinburgh Though Andy Fraser met me in the lobby of The Balmoral and chauffeured me to and from Kinloch Anderson, the tartan butler service is brand agnostic.—Ross Kenneth Urken, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Nov. 2023 New Hampshire State Police fatally shot a man in the lobby of a psychiatric hospital on Friday afternoon, after the suspect allegedly shot and killed one person at the facility.—Adam Sabes, Fox News, 17 Nov. 2023 That zeal was in stark contrast with the disappointment of a cluster of Oakland fans who waited in the lobby of the posh Arizona Biltmore, where the owners were meeting, and absorbed the news of the impending move.—Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 In the lobby of the Peninsula Hong Kong, a group of Americans ponder the winter ski season.—Christopher Cameron, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2023 The lobby now has a full bar and dazzling dining area.—Kathy A. McDonald, Variety, 31 Oct. 2023
While Barrera’s fans had lobbied online for Ortega to walk away from the film in a show of solidarity, Deadline reported that the actress’s exit was discussed before the actors strike, which began in July.—Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023 More than a president's wife, Rosalynn used her four years in Washington to lobby for change and maximize her slice of the bully pulpit.—Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 And Washington has lobbied to have the Palestinian Authority govern Gaza at the end of the war, instead of subjecting it to a prolonged Israeli occupation.—Maria Fantappie and Vali Nasr, Foreign Affairs, 20 Nov. 2023 Now platform workers are concerned that Uber is about to repeat past lobbying success in the EU by shaping the new platform work rules.—WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 In another positive sign for Johnson, lobbyists appeared eager to get in with him and fundraise, given his relative lack of connections to the lobbying world.—Julia Johnson, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2023 Going to protests or lobbying politicians isn’t everyone’s jam.—Lizz Winstead, Rolling Stone, 19 Nov. 2023 Google has lobbied the Commission to regulate iMessage under the DMA.—Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 State records indicate that a real estate concern hired Ms. Suggs, via an intermediary, to lobby the mayor’s office and the New York City Council on its behalf in 2022.—Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 See More
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Medieval Latin lobium gallery, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German louba porch