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ginger group

A small group of people within a political party or organization who attempt to influence the other members of the group. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The party was staunchly conservative until the ginger group slowly started shifting them to a more liberal stance on social issues.
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ginger group

a highly active faction within a party or movement that presses for stronger action on a particular issue.informal
An old horse dealer's trick (recorded from the late 18th century) to make a broken-down animal look lively was to insert ginger into its anus. From this developed the metaphorical phrase ginger up , meaning ‘make someone or something more lively’; in the early 20th century the term ginger group arose, to refer to a highly active faction in a party or movement that presses for stronger action about something.
1970 New Society The appearance of ginger groups to fight specific proposals, is not necessarily a bad thing—particularly if the established bodies aren't prepared to fight.
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A ginger group, taken from the phrase "ginger up" meaning to liven things, attempts to influence an organisation, such as the borough council, but still supports it generally.
Oxford Metrics said the sale is to Ginger Group for a cash consideration of GBP 1m (USD 1.33m) and the business will, with immediate effect, trade as Ginger Lehmann Ltd in the UK.
In the ginger group, 29 (82.85%) subjects reported an improvement in their symptoms compared to 16 (47.05%) in the placebo group (p = 0.01) (Table-3).
From the first day of treatment, the ginger group experienced significantly less nausea.
The exception was that there were significantly more infants with birth weights of less than 2,500 g in the comparison group (6.4%, vs 1.6% in the ginger group), even though there were eight pairs of twins in the ginger group.
"What's all that about?" he'd announce during meetings at his company Ginger Group Media, after dropping his trousers to reveal an erection.
The second, which the author might have inferred from his application to Peter Nockles, is that while no ginger group could be expected to take its gospel from the religion of the average Englishman, the Tractarians like the old High Church party before them were an important part of the process in which the Church of England turned its back on ordinary English religion, and this, whether the C of E is regarded as a church or as an establishment, was a serious business.
A Michael Cohl, William Eigen, Jim Brown, Harold Leventhal, Arlo Guthrie presentation of a Ginger Group Prods., L.K.
"I was particularly looking forward to a fringe meeting by Cymdeithas Cledwyn, the ginger group set up by Eluned Morgan MEP to promote the Welsh language in Labour.
To be certain that excluding the 3 patients from the analysis did not bias the results, an intention-to-treat analysis was performed in which the symptoms of the 3 dropouts in the placebo group were assumed to improve as much as the best response in the ginger group. Concealed allocation of randomized treatment was assured by keeping treatment codes in sequence in sealed black envelopes.
Every penny I earn from now on I will give away." - Chris Evans after selling his Ginger Group to Scottish Media Group for pounds 75million.
Unlike the Save London Theatres campaign, a ginger group with whom it is often allied, the Trust does not always oppose redevelopment.
Other holidaymakers said Evans, who made pounds 75 million when he sold his Ginger group earlier this year, seemed to be lost in his thoughts during the trip.
Perhaps, when Glasgow is the venue, they will become known as a "ginger group".