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English definition of “in the wilderness”

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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.
Translations of “in the wilderness”
in Chinese (Traditional) (政治家)遠離權力和活動中心,在野…
in Chinese (Simplified) (政治家)远离权力和活动中心,在野…
(Definition of in the wilderness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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