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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While the rest of Europe capitulated to the Deutsches Reich, the cigar-puffing statesman stood firm, inspiring citizens in one tub-thumping speech to "defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength".
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A FEW minutes into Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen's tub-thumping sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, it becomes apparent that there is one renewable energy source the world has yet to Al Gore: the lone voice of reason?
an inconvenient sequel: truth to power (pg) HHH HH A FEW minutes into Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen's tub-thumping sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, it becomes apparent that there is one renewable energy source the world has yet to harness: former United States vice president Al Gore's boundless Al Gore: the lone voice of reason?
He was soon tub-thumping for his fledgling party ADMIRAL (the Association of Democratic Monarchists Independently Representing All Ladies party).
The Beeb's build-up included a tub-thumping feature in which actors Michael Sheen, representing Wales, and James Nesbit, of Northern Ireland, did a bit of thespian yelling.
Creator Jimmy McGovern has given this all his dramatic human heft without the political tub-thumping - or at least none that I'm clever enough to pick up on.
Every time they step on the pitch there's a lot of responsibility for them so tub-thumping is not necessary.
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