city hall
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɪti ˌhɔːl/, /ˈsɪtɪ ˌhɔːl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɪti ˌhɔl/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈsɪti ˌhɑl/

city hall (plural city halls)

  1. The building that houses a city's government.
    The vice-mayor has an office on the third floor of city hall.
  2. (figuratively, metonym) The city government; government in general.
    You can't fight city hall.
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