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ginger group

A small group of people within a political party or organization who attempt to influence the other members of the group. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The party was staunchly conservative until the ginger group slowly started shifting them to a more liberal stance on social issues.
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ginger group

a highly active faction within a party or movement that presses for stronger action on a particular issue.informal
An old horse dealer's trick (recorded from the late 18th century) to make a broken-down animal look lively was to insert ginger into its anus. From this developed the metaphorical phrase ginger up , meaning ‘make someone or something more lively’; in the early 20th century the term ginger group arose, to refer to a highly active faction in a party or movement that presses for stronger action about something.
1970 New Society The appearance of ginger groups to fight specific proposals, is not necessarily a bad thing—particularly if the established bodies aren't prepared to fight.
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The mean change in pain scores in the ginger group was significantly greater than that in placebo group and 82.
RESULTS Compared with placebo, the ginger group had significantly lower nausea scores on days 3 (P=.
Other holidaymakers said Evans, who made pounds 75 million when he sold his Ginger group earlier this year, seemed to be lost in his thoughts during the trip.
Before taking the medication, 22% of the sumatriptan group and 20010 of the ginger group had severe headaches.
Before taking the medication 22% of the sumatriptan group and 20% of the ginger group had severe headaches.
Akalis are also working with the hypothesis that even they would be able to win all 10 seats they are contesting in Punjab and along with INLD they would form a ginger group of 20 - enough to dictate terms to the BJP since even at its best BJP cannot dream of getting the majority on its own.
Organised by the ginger group Rewired State and held at Google's London headquarters last August, Young Rewired State followed an earlier gathering called National Hack the Government Day, at which 80 developers gathered at the Guardian newspaper's offices to create working projects from public sector information.
It is understood that Tees Valley Biofuels, which up until now has been financed by government grants and investors associated with industry ginger group North-East Biofuels, has agreed to sell its remaining shares to Bioverda over time.
6% in the ginger group), even though there were eight pairs of twins in the ginger group.
CND's protests against this policy were widely ignored and it was hard to get press coverage even for impressive mass meetings, so a ginger group one day called on us to stop the traffic in various parts of the country.
Vodaphone has applied to North Tyneside Council put up a six-antennae mast on The Land of Green Ginger group of shops in Front Street.
Mel Davies's one-man ginger group on the ROA council has gone.
Angela Knight, chief executive of the investor ginger group APCIMS, welcomed the move.
The beleaguered company, who also own regional newspapers and have bought Chris Evans Ginger Group, also face being hauled in front of the Scottish Parliament over allegations that they are failing in their duty to viewers.
The chairman of the Scottish Media Group, which bought Chris Evans' Ginger Group, showed up along with the evening's host the Earl of Hume.