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Turkish translation of “backbench”


adjective   /ˌbækˈbentʃ/ UK
a backbench MP/politician, etc a member of the government who does not have an important position
önemli konumda olmayan hükümet üyesi, milletvekili, politikacı
Government administration and organisation
backbencher noun [C] a backbench politician
aktif, önemli görevi olmayan siyasetçi
Government administration and organisation
(Definition of backbench adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)

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