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a political football

a problem that politicians from different parties argue about and try to use in order to get an advantage for themselves: We don't want the immigration issue to become a political football.
(Definition of a political football from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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