in the wilderness Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​foreignminister. He has ​managed to ​bring his ​party back to ​leadership of ​Congress after ​years in the wilderness.
(Definition of in the wilderness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in the wilderness”
in Chinese (Simplified) (政治家)远离权力和活动中心,在野…
in Chinese (Traditional) (政治家)遠離權力和活動中心,在野…
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