local


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

all politics is local

Because voters are strongly influenced by the political decisions that impact their everyday lives, politicians must make them a priority, in order to stay in office. A: "I'm shocked by how many times the candidates have come to our little town." B: "Well, they know who votes for them, and all politics is local, after all."
See also: all, local, politics

local yokel

A native resident of a rural location, often with the derogatory implication that they are less intelligent, refined, or cultured than someone from a city. You're certainly more interesting than the local yokels I knew back in Arkansas. Just stop and ask some local yokel for directions.
See also: local

local yokel

a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire. The local yokels all listen to the same radio station.
See also: local

local yokel

A native or inhabitant of a particular locale, as in She's only gone out with local yokels, so she's not used to more sophisticated men. This disparaging rhyming term was first used by troops stationed away from home. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: local

local yokel

(ˈloklæ ˈjoklæ)
n. a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire.
See also: local
References in periodicals archive ?
"We were local before local was cool," Kurt Schertle, then executive vice president of sales and merchandising for Weis Markets, said at the time of the 2013 campaign.
Local butchers shops in particular have also enjoyed a revival in recent months, thanks to the horse meat food scare.
Dean Student/Athlete Scholarship, local; Joseph Ginisi Scholarship, local; Millbury Coaches' Club Scholarship, local; Millbury Little League Scholarship: Roland Shepard Award, local; Millbury Pee Wee Basketball Scholarship, local
Ancient dioceses were much closer to the size of contemporary parishes, and therefore the intimacy of local community was at one time experienced on the diocesan level.
go2 also operates over 120 mobile, local search and content sites dedicated to specific colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
Milwaukee's recycling infrastructure made it impossible for ReMix to monitor magazine and catalog recycling across the intended local campaign area with just one MRF, so, three facilities were contacted and asked to participate.
Statewide, property taxes accounted for 92 percent of all local revenue in 2003-2004, the latest year for which a statewide breakdown of local revenue was available.
He laments the fact that ordinary Americans eat crap, and he frequently returns to the dubious claim that intensive local organic farms produce more calories per acre than industrial cornfields.
Settlers were unfamiliar with the local ecology and often expected to turn wasteland overnight into rich farms.
The counsel pointed out that recently, drastic changes were made to the local government law through the KP Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2019.
Punjab Assembly had earlier on Tuesday passed two Bills to replace the existing local bodies with a new local government system amid protest by opposition parties, particularly the PML-N.
The petition pleaded that through the new bill, the current local government institutions will be eliminated and local bodies representatives will lose their positions.
PESHAWAR -- European Union (EU) Tuesday expressed willingness to impart training for capacity building of local government representatives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to him, the APC won in Ikara, Kubau, Makarfi, Kudan, Giwa, Kauru and Soba local government areas.
ISLAMABAD -- Mayor Lahore has moved Supreme Court (SC) for restraining Punjab government from interfering in powers of local body government.