political animal

noun

: a person who is very interested in politics

Examples of political animal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCarthy’s tiger that gobbled him up was a political animal hungry for attention, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), supported by a small band of hard-right Republican mutineers. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2023 As explored in Robert Caro’s life’s work, Lyndon Baines Johnson was a political animal of uncommon complexity, and his presidency was one of profound historic significance. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2023 Being a political animal, the commission is trying its best to make this happen. Bydavid Meyer, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Political animal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/political%20animal. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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