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Meaning of “front bench” in the English Dictionary

"front bench" in British English

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front benchnoun [C]

uk   us  
one of the two ​rows of ​seats in the UK ​parliament used by ​leadingmembers of the ​government and ​leadingmembers of the ​main oppositionparty (= the ​party not in ​government), or the ​people who ​sit in these ​seats: The ​prime minister's ​reply was ​met with ​howls of ​laughter from the ​oppositionfrontbench. a ​former front-bench Treasury ​spokeswoman
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