- gray power (chiefly US)
- (chiefly UK, Canada, Australia, idiomatic) The collective political, economic, and social influence of senior citizens, especially when they are mobilized by a common interest.
- 2002 September 15, Luke Johnson, “The silver revolution is here”, in Telegraph, UK, retrieved 28 July 2015:
- The outstanding example of grey power in action is the AARP—once known as the American Association of Retired Persons. This is probably the most influential lobbying set-up in the world.
- 2004 March 20, "Late 'bloomers' catch travel bug," Illawarra Mercury (Australia) (retrieved 28 July 2015):
- Grey power is increasing its influence over the world's tourism industry—and with a new nickname. If you're over 60 and have the time, the inclination and the funds to travel, you're now a "bloomer", according to a British holiday company.
- 2009 May 21, “It’s 1 a.m. Do you know where your kids are?”, in Macleans magazine, Canada, retrieved 28 July 2015:
- If you needed any proof that grey power rules Maritime politics, check out the party platforms in the Nova Scotia provincial election. . . . Sure, dead people don’t vote, the party reasons. But pensioners do.
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