charm campaign

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n charm campaign a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
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Usage

In literature:

The charm of campaigning is its rapidly-succeeding surprises.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
But I have vowed to keep a written record of the pictures which have charmed or moved me most during this campaign.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
Edward Morgan plunged into the campaign with an energy and earnestness that charmed the younger Montjoy and astonished the elder.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards
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In news:

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mendacious Charm Campaign in Washington.
In keeping with his campaign promise to talk to America's enemies without precondition, Barack Obama plans to turn his charms on Burma's military junta.
Debbie Stabenow does not need the third time to be the charm, but the two-term US Senator is not taking anything for granted during this campaign.
The man who posed as a pimp to expose the Brooklyn office of ACORN's housing scandal is a Rutgers University alum who once campaigned to have Lucky Charms banned from campus dining halls.
IN HIS CAMPAIGN boilerplate, President Obama would charmingly joke about how the presidency had grayed his hair.
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