Bully-pulpit meaning

A position, especially a public office, from which one may expound one's views to a wide audience.
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A position of power and influence used to aggressively promote one's own cause.
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(US) An advantageous position from which to express one's views.
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Origin of bully-pulpit

  • From bully splendid (probably coined by Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the presidency as a bully pulpit (“splendid pulpit”) from which he could expound his views like a preacher)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition