tub-thump


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tub-thump

(tŭb′thŭmp′)
intr.v. tub-thumped, tub-thump·ing, tub-thumps Slang
To argue for or promote something vigorously: "is tub-thumping for a six-month limit on the legislative session" (David Nyhan).

tub′-thump′er n.
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Had the modest animated project not premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will inevitably attract cineaste champions to tub-thump in territories that would otherwise have been completely out of reach (including the U.S.), the 66-minute feature might well have disappeared into the void of European TV.
Also on hand to tub-thump for the pic, which is based on Stephenie Meyer's series of novels, were helmer Catherine Hardwicke and Pattinson's co-star Kristen Stewart.
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