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go to the country

UK
to have an election: The prime minister has decided to go to the country.
(Definition of go to the country from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “go to the country”
in Chinese (Simplified) 举行大选…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舉行大選…
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