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class warfare (uncountable)

  1. (pejorative, idiomatic) The efforts of levelers promoting a greater financial contribution from the rich for the general benefit of the masses
    • 1906, John Spargo, The Socialists[1], page 71:
      To end this class warfare is the conscious aim of the Socialist movement.
    • 1994, Charles M. Kelly, The Great Limbaugh Con: and other right-wing assaults on common sense[2], page 79:
      There's been a marked increase lately in Limbaugh's rhetoric about, of all things, class warfare.
    • 2004, Paula S. Rothenberg, Race, class, and gender in the United States: an integrated study[3], page 590:
      It is class warfare under the theory of 'let's get the rich guy, the richest 1 percent. ... Once again, we are engaging in classic class warfare.