take to the hustings

(redirected from hustings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

take to the hustings

To campaign, with an emphasis on delivering political speeches. A "hustings" was the platform on which candidates were nominated to British Parliament through the mid-19th century. If you want to be voted onto city council, you need to take to the hustings and talk to the people.
See also: take