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  1. to gain an advantage over other people, especially by saying or doing something that makes a particular person or group of people like you
    score points with:

    He scored points with teachers by proposing shorter working hours.

    score points against/off/over:

    He clearly scored political points off the Chancellor.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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