cross the floor

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To vote against one's own political party in parliament.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'cross the floor':

cross the floorOf a member of a parliament, to resign from one's political party and join another party, resulting in moving from one's currently assigned desk or seat in the legislative chamber to a new desk or seat physically located with the other members of one's new party.
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