Etymology
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bully pulpit (n.)

1904, coined by U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt, in reference to the White House.

updated on August 28, 2017

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Definitions of bully pulpit from WordNet

bully pulpit (n.)
a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter;
the American presidency is a bully pulpit
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