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savvy

Meaning: awareness of how to succeed in competitive pursuits such as politics or business

For example:

  • Do you think he has the political savvy needed to get elected party chairman?

  • She used her business savvy to finance her political ambitions, and now she's a very powerful politician.

Quick Quiz:

Which person needs a lot of political savvy to succeed?
  1. a political scientist
  2. a political journalist
  3. a political party leader

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