baby kisser
{n.}, {slang} A person campaigning for votes in his quest for elected political office; such persons often kiss little children in public. * /Nixon was a baby kisser when he ran for Vice President with Eisenhower./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • baby kisser — {n.}, {slang} A person campaigning for votes in his quest for elected political office; such persons often kiss little children in public. * /Nixon was a baby kisser when he ran for Vice President with Eisenhower./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • baby\ kisser — noun slang A person campaigning for votes in his quest for elected political office; such persons often kiss little children in public. Nixon was a baby kisser when he ran for Vice President with Eisenhower …   Словарь американских идиом

  • baby-kisser — n. a politician. □ Once those baby kissers get in office, they spend, spend, spend. □ There were lots of promises at the town square today when four local baby kissers tried to rally interest in the upcoming election …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • baby kisser — one who visits and kisses children in order to create a positive public image (especially of a politician or one running for a public office) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • politician — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. office holder or seeker; legislator, senator, etc.; diplomat, machinator, Machiavellian, strategist, wire puller. See cunning. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who follows politics professionally] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • hopeful — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, adolescent, advantageous, agape, agog, all agog, also ran, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, applicant, apt, aspirant, aspirer, aspiring, assured, auspicious …   Moby Thesaurus

  • press the flesh — {v.}, {slang} To shake hands with total strangers by the hundreds, keeping an artificial smile all the way, in order to raise one s popularity during political elections. * /Incumbent Governor Maxwell was pressing the flesh all day long at six… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • press the flesh — {v.}, {slang} To shake hands with total strangers by the hundreds, keeping an artificial smile all the way, in order to raise one s popularity during political elections. * /Incumbent Governor Maxwell was pressing the flesh all day long at six… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • also ran — Synonyms and related words: aspirant, baby kisser, bankrupt, booby, candidate, dark horse, defeated candidate, defeatee, duck, dud, failure, fall guy, false alarm, favorite son, flop, game loser, good loser, good sport, hopeful, lame duck, loser …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aspirant — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, also ran, applicant, aspirer, baby kisser, bidder, candidate, chiliast, claimant, collector, coveter, dark horse, defeated candidate, desirer, devotee, dud, fancier, favorite son …   Moby Thesaurus

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