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  1. backbench(noun)

    any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons

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  1. backbench(Noun)

    In a house of legislature following the model of the Westminster system (such as the UK House of Commons), any bench behind either of the front benches and occupied by rank-and-file members.

    His spacious quarters indicate his transition from backbench upstart to established member of the governing team.

  2. Origin: From back + bench.

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  1. Backbench

    Backbench is a panel cartoon appearing in The Globe and Mail. The strip is written and drawn by Graham Harrop. It consists of multiple- and single-panel jokes, generally drawn from and satirizing Canadian politics. Graham Harrop also has an editorial cartoon in the Vancouver Sun three days a weeks as well as publishing books and cards for special occasions through his website: www.grahamharrop.com


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