• informal , • derogatory
- Expressing opinions in a loud or aggressive manner: a tub-thumping speechMore example sentences
- Despite a tub-thumping speech at conference he has proved himself lazy and self-regarding in the race so far.
- The platform at the front of the stage rises up like a pulpit, as Neil suddenly comes on like a crazed tub-thumping preacher man, delivering a bizarre sermon which starts off tongue-in-cheek, and ends up largely sincere.
- He is likely to be more upbeat, less highbrow, but nonetheless less tub-thumping than most home affairs spokesmen when he speaks to delegates at 3pm today.
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- The expression of opinions in a loud or aggressive way: where I had expected bluster and tub-thumping, I got sweetly understated humourMore example sentences
- As an account of a dazzling wartime exploit, the apotheosis of boffinry, the film isn't above a certain amount of tub-thumping, but the director also knows that there are moments when it's the silent tub that makes the most noise.…
- Where I had expected bluster and tub-thumping, I got sweetly understated humour.
- After the initial tub-thumping, the author settles down to offer a sensibly inclusive, broad-church definition of jazz.
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- But others berate him as an inflexible tub-thumper who harangues his charges and treats adults like children.
- And it's true that tub-thumpers looking for explicit invectives against the former Mayor will want to take their ire elsewhere.
- And just because you don't see 45 million tub-thumpers doesn't mean that we don't have them.
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