cabinet + NOUN
a cabinet meeting
• A cabinet meeting will consider the government's environmental policies.
a cabinet member/a member of the cabinet
• Two senior cabinet members have resigned.
a cabinet minister
• Cabinet ministers voted against the proposal.
a cabinet reshuffle
(= when members of a cabinet are given a different job )
• Putin promoted his Defence Minister in a surprising cabinet reshuffle.
a cabinet post
(= a job in a cabinet )
• She accepted a cabinet post with the new Conservative government.
appoint a cabinet
• The Prime Minister appoints the cabinet.
form a cabinet
• Ministers remain in office until a new cabinet is formed.
join a cabinet
• Lee was considered a likely candidate to join the cabinet.
the cabinet meets
• The cabinet will meet again on April 30th.
the inner cabinet
(= only the most important members )
• He was a member of Howard's inner cabinet.
the full cabinet
(= all the members )
• There was a meeting of the full cabinet.
the shadow cabinet
(= the most important members of the opposition party )
• He joined the shadow cabinet as transport spokesman.
noun (usually Cabinet) in government ADJ. full There was a meeting of the full Cabinet this afternoon. | inner The inner Cabinet is to meet again today. | shadow (= the most important members of the opposition party) | war VERB + CABINET appoint, choose, form | enlarge, expand | reshuffle The prime minister reshuffled (= changed) his Cabinet yesterday. | enter, join | leave, quit | consult | force The defeat in the vote forced the Cabinet to change its policy on immigration. | persuade, urge CABINET + VERB meet | discuss sth CABINET + NOUN member, minister | meeting | reshuffle The affair led to a mid-term Cabinet reshuffle (= when the prime minister/president changes some of the people in the Cabinet). cupboard ADJ. glass/glass-fronted | bathroom, bedside, kitchen | medicine | china, display, trophy a glass-fronted china cabinet | cocktail, drinks | filing | storage PREP. in a/the ~ Past reports are kept in the filing cabinet in my office.
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