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Definition of political capital noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

political capital

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pəˌlɪtɪkl ˈkæpɪtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˌlɪtɪkl ˈkæpɪtl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the advantage over a political opponent that you can get from a particular situation He accused his opponents of trying to make political capital out of the tragedy. The president has refused to spend political capital (= to risk losing an advantage or popular support) to solve this problem.