go to the country


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go to the country

  (British & Australian slightly formal)
if a government or the leader of a government goes to the country, they have an election The Prime Minister has decided to go to the country next spring.
See also: country
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He must go to the country now, and trust the people to make the right decision.
He added: "My job is to make sure our campaign, our party, is ready whenever the Prime Minister decides to go to the country.
After deciding not to go to the country himself in a General Election next month, the Prime Minister has issued an urgent plea for us to vote with our feet and rescue the flagging tourist industry this Easter.
His mother can now safely go to the country store to buy milk without being intimidated by gang members or other undesirables, he said.
And with just a year until Mr Major has to go to the country, that would spark a new leadership frenzy.