big tent (n.) – (politics) (mainly US specialized)
a political party or group that includes many different groups or ideas, and so can attract a wide range of supporters:
"The Republican Party is a big tent," he said. "We have strong core beliefs that bring us together, but we can disagree about social issues." ...
big-tent (adj.) – including many different groups or ideas, and therefore able to attract a wide range of supporters:
We are a big-tent organization.
Obama wanted to demonstrate his desire for a big-tent administration that transcended partisan politics. ...
The Republican party is a big-tent party, and we have a wide range of views.
He is pitching a big-tent government and the new council is his way of establishing closer relations with business.
Tony Blair's big-tent politics promised a glowing future to all kinds of different groups. ...
The modern expression for building consensus is "big tent politics". ...
It frequently adopts a functional big tent party strategy to win elections.
big tent – a. a political approach in which a party claims to be open to a widespectrum of constituents and groups
b. (as modifier)
This has the makings of a big tent.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Who is allowed inside the big tent and who is excluded?
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The environment was outside the big tent.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He'll do that with a big tent of personalities and policies.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
big tent – Used in reference to a political party's policy of permitting or encouraging a broad spectrum of views among its members.
‘the struggle to change Wyoming takes place inside the Republican Party and its “big tent.”’
big tent (n.) – (American) a group or political party that includes people who have a wide range of beliefs or opinions and come from many different backgrounds
Johnson’s aim was to bring both business and union leaders into his big tent.
A recent study shows Republicans are not the big-tent party.
big tent – a group or philosophy that accepts and includes individuals and organizations that have a wide variety of opinions or styles
Synonym: broad church
The movement soon became a big tent under which many campaign groups gathered.
big tent – (US) a widely inclusive composition or character that allows people of differing backgrounds, opinions, and interests to be members of a group or organization (such as a political party)
… Democratic talk of a big tent was becoming alarmingly familiar as the Party dealt with what amounted to a case of "values" shock—the post-election impression that Democrats keep losing because they have lost touch with mainstream American values.
— Peter J. Boyer, New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2005
I feel very comfortable in the Republican tent. It's a big tent. It goes all the way from the right, all the way crossing the center line.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger, PBS Newshour, 22 June 2007
We have big arguments within the party because we got a big tent …
— Barack Obama, quoted in Rolling Stone, 14 Oct. 2010
(also:) a group or organization that has a widely inclusive composition or character
When the parties were big tents, you had to make deals within your party in order to govern.
— William Schneider, CNN, 24 May 2001
… Orthodox Judaism is a big tent that includes both fundamentalists and nonfundamentalists …
— Alan Reder, Yoga Journal, July 2001
Irvin and his writers realize that pop music is an awfully big tent, one where greatness can be bestowed not only on the sublime … but on the ridiculous …
— Bradley Bambarger, Billboard, 28 July 2001
big tent (n.) – A group, especially a political coalition, that accommodates people who have a wide range of beliefs, principles, or backgrounds.
Siehe auch: big-tent
Siehe auch: big tent pragmatism