The beltway surrounding Washington, DC.
The political establishment of Washington, DC, including federal officeholders, lobbyists, consultants, and media commentators.
An expressway passing around an urban area.
A 64-mile Interstate freeway surrounding Washington, D.C..
(mostly local usage) The expressway that surrounds another city.
(US, politics) The US federal government and policy and lobbying organizations, located in Washington, D.C..
Of or relating to the culture of Washington, D.C.; politicized.
A high-speed highway that encircles or skirts an urban area.
- Washington, D.C., esp. as regarded as the center of U.S. government and politics: so called from the expressway around the District of Columbia & nearby areas
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