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Slang

savvy

This page is about the slang term 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?

a. a political scientist

b. a political journalist

c. a political party leader

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Contributor: Matt Errey