grass tops

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EnglishEdit

Blades of grass

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EtymologyEdit

From grass + tops, by analogy with grassroots.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

grass tops ‎(not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Of, related to, or involving local influential figures.
    • 1998, Dan Clawson; Alan Neustadtl; Mark Weller, Dollars and Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy, Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press, ISBN 978-1-56639-625-7, page 12:
      Along with the ads, industry worked to mobilize local politicians and business executives in what business groups called a "grass tops" campaign.

NounEdit

grass tops

  1. (idiomatic, plural only) People in a position of power or influence at a local level.
  2. plural of grass top.