Grass Tops Meaning

(idiomatic) Of, related to, or involving local influential figures.

Example: 2007, Susan J. Ferguson, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology, McGraw-Hill (2007), ISBN 9780073528076, page 423:
  Along with the ads, industry worked to mobilize local politicians and business executives in what business groups called a "grass tops" campaign.
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