tub-thumping


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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.

tub-thumping

adj
(of a speech or speaker) noisy, violent, or ranting
n
noisy, violent, or ranting public speaking
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tub-thumping

[ˈtʌbˌθʌmpɪŋ] (Brit) (fig)
A. ADJdemagógico
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