practical politics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

1
: matter for concrete action as distinguished from theoretical discussion
2
: political intrigue, scheming, or action involving dishonorable or dishonest dealings

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“Practical politics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/practical%20politics. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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