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all politics are 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 are local, after all." We know that, fundamentally, all politics are local, that's why we're pushing so hard to get this infrastructure bill passed. Keep in mind that all politics are local. People will vote for you if you've taken action that positively affected their communities.
See also: all, local, politics

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." We know that, fundamentally, all politics is local, that's why we're pushing so hard to get this infrastructure bill passed. Keep in mind that all politics is local. People will vote for you if you've taken action that positively affected their communities.
See also: all, local, politics

couldn't organise a chook raffle in a (country) pub

(Someone) is utterly incompetent or unable to arrange things successfully; (someone) can't even manage or carry out the simplest of tasks. ("Chook" is an informal term for a hen or chicken.) Primarily heard in Australia. I'm not surprised Marie's event was a disaster—she couldn't organise a chook raffle in a country pub! The leaders of this country couldn't organise a chook raffle in a country pub, let alone overhaul the entire tax code! No wonder the strike failed. Those dipsticks couldn't organise a chook raffle in a pub!
See also: chook, organise, pub, raffle

local color

1. The unique character of a particular place or geographic area, as created by its customs, accent, style of dress, etc. You have to visit Philadelphia's Italian Market to get a true taste of the local color. The author has been celebrated for capturing the local color of the American South.
2. In art, the color of an object in normal light with no modifications or effects. Is this the local color of the teacups, or did you paint them under studio lights?
See also: color, local

local is lekker

A phrase used to promote local culture, business, etc. "Lekker" is an Afrikaans word meaning "pleasing." Primarily heard in South Africa. Local is lekker, so I'm going to look for her birthday present in some local stores first.
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local rag

slang A local newspaper, especially a low-quality one. Primarily heard in Australia. I don't know how you read the local rag. Everything in it is pure drivel.
See also: local, rag

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.
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local-derby

In football (soccer), a match between two teams that are based in areas geographically close to one another. Primarily heard in UK. I'm watching the local derby between Chelsea and Arsenal right now, but maybe I'll see you later.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

local yokel

(ˈloklæ ˈjoklæ)
n. a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"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.