political football

noun

Definition of political football

: an issue that politicians argue about and try to use for their advantage This issue is too important to be treated as a political football.

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“Political football.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/political%20football. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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