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Ginger group

A ginger group is a formal or informal group within an organisation seeking to influence its direction and activity. The term comes from the phrase "ginger up", meaning to enliven or stimulate. Ginger groups work to alter the organisation's policies, practices or office-holders, while still supporting its general goals.[1]

Ginger groups sometimes form within the political parties of Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Pakistan.[2]

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  1. ^ Schur, Norman W. (2013). British English A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-62087-577-3.
  2. ^ Lok Sabha Secretariat (1975). Glossary of Idioms, English-Hindi: Containing Idioms, Phrases, and Proverbial Sayings Under Letters A to Z. New Delhi: Lok Sabha Secretariat. p. 98. OCLC 2540350.
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