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campaign Idioms & Phrases


ad campaign

  • noun an organized program of advertisements
    ad campaign; ad blitz.
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advertising campaign

  • noun an organized program of advertisements
    ad campaign; ad blitz.
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campaign for governor

  • noun a race for election to the governorship
    governor's race.
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campaign hat

  • noun a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown; formerly worn by the United States Army and Marine personnel
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charm campaign

  • noun a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
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dardanelles campaign

  • noun the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks
    Dardanelles.
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front-porch campaign

  • noun a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel
    front-porch campaign.
    • William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896
    • her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign
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front-porch campaigning

  • noun a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel
    front-porch campaign.
    • William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896
    • her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign
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fund-raising campaign

  • noun a campaign to raise money for some cause
    fund-raising drive; fund-raising effort.
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military campaign

  • noun several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
    campaign.
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  • noun an operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea
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okinawa campaign

  • noun a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans
    Okinawa.
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petersburg campaign

  • noun the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
    Petersburg.
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political campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; electioneering; candidacy; candidature.
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public-relations campaign

  • noun an advertising campaign intended to improve public relations
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sales campaign

  • noun an advertising campaign intended to promote sales
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senate campaign

  • noun a race for election to the senate
    senate race.
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whispering campaign

  • noun the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
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wilderness campaign

  • noun American Civil War; a series of indecisive battles in Grant's campaign (1864) against Lee in which both armies suffered terrible losses
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