a political football Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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a political football

a ​problem that ​politicians from different ​partiesargue about and ​try to use in ​order to get an ​advantage for themselves: We don't ​want the ​immigrationissue 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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