tub-thumping


tub-thumping
'tub-.thumping
adj [only before noun] BrE
informal trying to persuade people about your opinions in a loud and forceful way
He is still addressing rallies in his usual tub-thumping, arrogant way.
>tub-thumping n [U]
>tub-thumper n

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  • tub-thumping — adjective (only before noun) BrE informal trying to persuade people about your opinions in a loud and forceful way: a tub thumping speech tub thumping noun (U) tub thumper noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tub-thumping — UK / US adjective British informal loud and determined in the way that you express your opinions Derived words: tub thumper noun countable Word forms tub thumper : singular tub thumper plural tub thumpers tub thumping UK / US noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • tub-thumping — informal adjective expressing opinions in a loud or aggressive manner. noun the loud or aggressive expression of opinions. Derivatives tub thumper noun …   English new terms dictionary

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