In the CBS TV political drama Madam Secretary, Season 1 Episode 17, Secretary of State comes back from Iran after successfully stopping a coup secretly plotted by some Iranian anti-government officials in coordination with a few U.S. officials. During a meeting with her in his house, Foreign Minister of Iran is killed and her bodyguard gets gunned down trying to cover her. She comes back unscathed but feels very sorry and guilty for his death. It (stopping the coup) becomes a big story and she can be a national hero.
The following conversation takes place after she comes back to her office.
Her assistant: If there's a hero in this story, it's you.
Elizabeth McCord (Madam Secretary): What did you just say? Because what I thought you said is that I'm the hero of this story.
Her secretary: Excuse me, ma'am, Daisy didn't mean to imply...
Elizabeth McCord: Excuse me, Nadine. See, what's confusing is how you could possibly say something like that just days after you attended Frank Cole (her bodyguard)'s funeral. A man who literally threw himself in front of bullets to save me, which is the very definition of heroism. You come at me with this win the cycle crap again, it'll be the last time you do. You understand?
I can guess what it means from the context, but I can't find the exact meaning even though I tried Googling and looking it up the dictionary.