the grass roots


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the grass roots

the ordinary people in a society or political organization and not the leaders (often + of ) The feeling among the grass roots of the party is that the leaders aren't radical enough.
See let the grass grow under feet, be like watching grass grow
See also: grass, root
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She's a-coming, fellows, gold from the grass roots down, a hundred dollars to the pan, and a stampede in from the Outside fifty thousand strong.
At the base of the "V," by the water's edge, he had found the gold colors at the grass roots.
That said, I shop farmers markets because the food is often superior to grocery store offerings, and I admire those who seek to put their ideals into practice, like the Arkansas farmers who've formed the Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative.
5% of that money lters its way down into the grass roots game.
As noted on its website, the Grass Roots website and reports were created to give investors hope, confidence, and a strategic advantage in trading low priced stocks.
Tickets for the Grass Roots Football Show cost pounds 12 (adults) and pounds 6 (under-16s).
To receive a complimentary copy of the Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report visit http://www.
One of the highlights of Britain's biggest grass roots football event is always the chance to play against the Grass Roots All Stars.
I'm going to be hands-on as well, working in the grass roots.
NGOs emerge to fill the gaps in civil society left by the disconnect between the State/Government and the grass roots.
But after being made redundant from a shop assistant job at 19 she went to the Grass Roots City Centre Youth Project in Charles Street, Cardiff.
I was glad to see your article about the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force ["Growing the Grass Roots," July 19] because I firmly believe it saved our lives at Camp Sister Spirit in Ovett, Miss.
If we let democracy really come from the grass roots of Iraq, then we know it'll work.
It was the grass roots who chose him and it's the grass roots who are disgusted, because we have had no choice in this.
Even so, the establishment remained the centerpiece of repeated attempts on the part of Mexico's political classes--of every stripe--to reform the poor, although each cycle of reform incorporated more of the grass roots changes.
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