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    to steady a reeling party

    ATLANTA -- National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.


    Hi,
    What does a reeling party mean literally? Thanks.
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    Re: to steady a reeling party

    In this context it means the Democratic Party. The writer believes the party is in turmoil, or reeling. The word literally means "stumbling; on the verge of falling."
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    Re: to steady a reeling party

    It is not meant literally. What it means is they are in disarray. And they are in denial. And suffering from delusions.

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    Re: to steady a reeling party

    Reeling doesn't mean "in denial" or "suffering from delusions".
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    Re: to steady a reeling party

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Reeling doesn't mean "in denial" or "suffering from delusions".
    That is true.

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