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English definition of “in the wilderness”

in the wilderness

If someone, such as a politician, is in the wilderness, they no longer have a position of authority and are not now in the news: After five years in the political wilderness, she was recalled to be foreign minister.Promoting, demoting and transferring staffEmployment status and types of work
(Definition of in the wilderness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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