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    tired old party hacks

    hack
    a politician, especially one who is not important
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    Those are -- old members of some political parties and they are tired... Is it right?
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    #2

    Re: tired old party hacks

    They may or may not be literally tired.

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    Re: tired old party hacks

    In the opinion of the speaker, they are no longer relevant.

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    Re: tired old party hacks

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In the opinion of the speaker, they are no longer relevant.
    And they may never have been relevant.

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    Re: tired old party hacks

    A hack can also be a journalist, especially one who turns out articles on autopilot without much interest in the stories, so the phrase could also be used, in BrE at least, for a journalist who produces copy supporting a political party.

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