three-line whip Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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three-line whipnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌθriː.laɪnˈwɪp/
In the UK a three-line ​whip is an ​instruction given to Members of Parliament by the ​leaders of ​theirpartytelling them they must ​vote in the way that the ​partywants them to on a ​particularsubject.
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