City hall in Kingston, Ontario.
- a building which houses the offices of a municipal government
- a municipal government
city hall Idioms
fight city hall
Informal to take up the apparently futile fight against petty or impersonal bureaucratic authority
- The building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government.
- The municipal government, especially its officials considered as a group.
- Slang An entrenched and insensitive bureaucracy, especially of a city: still trying to fight city hall.
(plural city halls)