campaign against

campaign against (someone or something)

1. To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight against someone or something. Many people in our small town are campaigning against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
2. To pursue an elected office against a specific opponent. I'll never win the student council presidency if I have to campaign against Caroline—she's so popular!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

campaign against someone or something

1. to crusade or battle against someone or something. Currently, I am campaigning against littering. Sarah is campaigning against crooked politicians.
2. to run one's political campaign against someone or something. I campaigned against the incumbent and won. John spent a lot of time campaigning against Sarah for class president.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Now, it had been agreed between Mrs Waters and the captain that she would accompany him in his march as far as Worcester, where they were to take their leave of each other, and she was thence to return to Bath, where she was to stay till the end of the winter's campaign against the rebels.
Madame set out for London, where she applied herself so earnestly to make her brother, Charles II., acquire a taste for the political counsels of Mademoiselle de Keroualle, that the alliance between England and France was signed, and the English vessels, ballasted by a few millions of French gold, made a terrible campaign against the fleets of the United Provinces.
As certainly as I sit here, she is going to open the campaign against Noel Vanstone and Mrs.
We now returned to Anoroc and thence to the main-land, where I again took up the campaign against the Mahars, marching from one great buried city to another until we had passed far north of Amoz into a country where I had never been.
Poor Sorrow's campaign against sin, the world, and the devil was doomed to be of limited brilliancy--luckily perhaps for himself, considering his beginnings.
We had plenty of spectators when we mounted, for the hotel was full of English people bound overland to India and officers getting ready for the African campaign against the Abyssinian King Theodorus.
It was not for this rubbish I asked you to come over here" (he pocketed the money, however, at this point), "it was to invite your alliance in the campaign against Nastasia Philipovna tonight.
She said, "Promise me that you will not tell me anything of the plans formed for the campaign against the Count.
I understood that he had opened his campaign against Charles Augustus Milverton, but I little dreamed the strange shape which that campaign was destined to take.
"This campaign against the old squires just hits the degree of democracy there is in this county.
South Korean start their campaign against Greece this lunchtime (12.30).
In a relentless campaign against those who peddle misery on Teesside, Cleveland Police has scored a string of high-profile victories in the war against drugs.
We campaign against a party (with a mainly middle-class membership) which seeks to divide working-class people along the artificial lines of race, nationality and religion.
FOOTBALL authorities in Uganda have launched a campaign against homosexuality in the sport.
JAIL terms of 12 years imposed on three animal rights extremists for their parts in a terror campaign against Midland guinea pig breeders - in which an 82-year-old woman's body was stolen from her grave - were "fully merited", the Court of Appeal ruled today.
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