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sympathy votenoun [S]

uk   us   informal
an ​occasion when a lot of ​peoplevote for or ​support a ​particularperson because he or she has ​sufferedrecently: He ​won the ​award, but some ​suspected he got the ​sympathyvotefollowing his ​struggle with ​cancer.
(Definition of sympathy vote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sympathy vote”
in Chinese (Simplified) 同情票…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同情票…
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