up for reelection

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up for reelection

Campaigning to be reelected to some public office or position. You can tell the mayor is up for reelection this year, because he's started pandering to all the most influential demographics. Knowing that she would not be up for reelection, the senator began pushing policies that were pretty far out of alignment with her constituency.
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*up for reelection

Fig. to be running for reelection to an office or position. (*Typically: be ~; come ~.) The governor is up for reelection in the fall. Lily is up for reelection this fall.
See also: for, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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