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join the majority
euphemism To die. A: "I heard there was a death in your family." B: "Oh yeah, some distant relative joined the majority."
the silent majority
the large numbers of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly What does the silent majority expect from a new Labour government?See sleeping partner
A group that makes up a majority of voters but does not widely express its views through marches or demonstrations. For example, They thought they had a convincing case, but they hadn't counted on the silent majority. This idiom was first recorded in 1874 but gained currency in the 1960s, when President Richard Nixon claimed that his policies were supported by a majority of citizens who did not bother to make their views known.