political football

Definition of political football

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

politicalplay
  1. :  of or relating to government, a government, or the conduct of government

    :  of, relating to, or concerned with the making as distinguished from the administration of governmental policy

    :  of, relating to, involving, or involved in politics and especially party politics

footballplay
  1. :  any of several games played between two teams on a usually rectangular field having goalposts or goals at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line, into a goal, or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking: such as

    :  soccer

    :  rugby


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