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Of 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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cross the aisleTo vote, unite, or otherwise co-operate with members of another political party in order to achieve governmental or political action.
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