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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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OPPOSITION parties may be clamouring for a general election but Theresa May has made it clear she is in no hurry to go to the country.
What's wrong with making the politicians get their act together and go to the country with a new set of proposals to solve the homeless and hospital crises and to get rid of Irish Water?
Prime Minister James Callaghan decided to go to the country after the Opposiotion, led by Margaret Thatcher, won the vote of confidence by 311 to 310 votes.