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Coalition Government


A Government formed by various parties by a mutual surrender of principles. The administration of Lord North and Charles Fox, 1783, was a coalition, but it fell to pieces in a few months. That of Lord Salisbury with the old Whig party headed by Lord Hartington was a coalition (1886–1892).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Coach (A)
Coach-and-four (or Coach-and-six)
Coach-and-pair (A)
Coach Away
Coached Up
Coal Brandy
Coals of Fire
Coalition Government
Coast Clear
Coast Men of Attica
Coasting Lead (A)
Coasting Trade
Coasting Waiter
Coat of Arms
Coat of many Colours. (Gen. xxxvii. 3)
Coats, Hosen, and Hats (Dan. iii, 21)
Cob (A)