Definition of 'lobby'
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The lobby group said that three quarters of ingredient prices were rising as a result of weak sterling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Business lobby groups have been lukewarm, loading their approval with a string of caveats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An investigation by the consumer lobby group Which? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The officials know that a cosy relationship with such lobby groups leads to an easier life and more certain promotion than standing up for the taxpayer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When vocal lobby groups make claims about the contamination of the environment from fracking, it is hard to face down public pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The president-elect wants to put into law a five-year ban on officials lobbying former colleagues and a lifetime ban on lobbying on behalf of foreign governments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They include tighter controls on lobbying and declaring outside interests. The Sun (2014)Another lobbying group riding another hobby horse? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is understood that the council has been lobbying the government for help to fund tougher enforcement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Gatwick is to redouble its campaign to lobby the government over the coming weeks and months. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The link section would be demolished and replaced with a structurally glazed glass lobby area. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Unions there have already begun lobbying against the deal because of concerns about job losses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was cleared of lobbying for one. The Sun (2013)They are often fronts for lobbying interests such as the alcohol or healthcare industries or foreign governments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is surely time to form an apolitical national group to lobby government on behalf of savers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Are they likely to lobby for one? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The vested interests lobbying for money for their pet projects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such interests not only lobby government but control and organize important areas of social life independently of government. After Thatcher (1989)We have also been part of a national campaign lobbying for a reduction in the price of away tickets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The doctor was seen in the building 's lobby afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's been highly contested by a lot of powerful people lobbying around the area. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A climbing wall has been installed in the lobby of his building. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Police held about 50 demonstrators in the lobby of the building before allowing them to leave in small numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The lobby group aims to spread beyond banking and plans to draft in high-profile executives from other industries to its advisory board. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I can see why the government and lobby groups have gone for a zero-tolerance policy on cigarettes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The industry has already begun lobbying to have aid extended well beyond 2014 because the building costs are so much higher than for conventional power plants. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But, against all the odds, the population control lobby is back and trying to make the breeders feel guilty. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A As with all these things, lobby your local council. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: lobby VERB
If you lobby someone such as a member of a government or council, you try to persuade them that a particular law should be changed or that a particular thing should be done.
They lobbied the government last week to demand a better financial deal.
They have lobbied hard for new laws.
British English: lobby NOUN
people A lobby is a group of people who represent a particular organization or campaign, and try to persuade a government or council to help or support them.
Agricultural interests are some of the most powerful lobbies.
British English: lobby NOUN
hotel In a hotel or other large building, the lobby is the area near the entrance that usually has corridors and staircases leading off it.
I met her in the lobby of the museum.
Definition of lobby from the Collins English Dictionary
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