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lobbyingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈlɒbiɪŋ/ GOVERNMENT
the ​activity of ​trying to persuade someone in ​authority, usually an ​electedmember of a ​government, to ​supportlaws or ​rules that give your ​organization or ​industry an ​advantage: In her speech she ​stressed that she is not involved in the firm's lobbying of ​Congress.lobbying against/for sth This week, a ​coalition of ​unions, religious ​groups and ​liberaladvocacyorganizations will ​officially begin its lobbying for a ​higherminimumwage.extensive/fierce/intense lobbying There was intense lobbying against the ​measures by ​drugcompanies.lobbying effort/campaign/activity Lobbying ​efforts by ​high-poweredtechfirmsturnedformer supporters of the ​bill against it. lobbying ​firm/​group/​organization lobbying ​costs/​fees/​expenditure
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