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tub-thumping

Forceful or aggressive promotion of one's agenda through public speech or other means. Primarily heard in UK. I wish they would quit their tub-thumping and get on with the show. We don't care about their politics.

tub-thumping

BRITISH, JOURNALISM
Tub-thumping is used as an adjective and a noun to describe people's behaviour when they are supporting an idea or course of action in a loud and forceful way. Economic recovery does not depend on tub-thumping speeches from politicians, but on the Government creating jobs. The players neither need, nor will respond to, tub-thumping. Note: You can call someone who behaves in this way a tub-thumper. Marsh was far from being a tub-thumper. Note: This expression is used to show disapproval. Note: People sometimes used to refer to pulpits (= the place in a church where the priest stands to speak) as `tubs', especially when talking humorously about nonconformist preachers. The image is of a preacher banging the pulpit with his fist to emphasize his message.
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Which group reached number two in the UK singles chart with Tubthumping in 1997?
Before now, only Homer Simpson had been allowed to change the lyrics to Chumbawamba's hit song Tubthumping, for a 2002 episode of The Simpsons.
Since the softly-softly approach seems to have had little effect on Brussels, perhaps a little tubthumping and hand-bagging might work.
Dunstan was the lead singer on their Number 2 hit single Tubthumping in 1997.
So, in keeping with the musical theme of this column, the song in my head since my return has been Chumbawamba's Tubthumping ("I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again").
But in a tubthumping speech in Edinburgh, Leonard said he has campaigned for Labour in every election since 1983 and supported candidates from all wings of the party.
"Freak folk" musician and author Danbert Nobacon ( former vocalist for the band Chumbawamba, famous for its 1997 hit "Tubthumping") is visiting Eugene for an all-ages concert on Sunday.
The head of the Qods Force has delivered a tubthumping speech in which he claims Tehran has "triumphed" over all its enemies in the Middle East.
Ulster flanker Henry revealed he shed a tear at O'Connell's tubthumping rhetoric ahead of Sunday's superlative 24-9 victory over France at the Millennium Stadium.
"Made in Dagenham" goes from zero to 60 in no time at all, motored mostly by laughs and tubthumping tunes.
At conferences Ed, Dave and Nick will beat the drum for their parties - but the loudest tubthumping will be for themselves.
I applaud Jerry Blackett at Birmingham Chamber for his continual tubthumping on this issue - he understands that "together united, we shall never be defeated" as the West Midlands.
for their 1997 "Tubthumping," which is best known by the informal title of the song, taken from its chorus, "I Get Knocked Down." The hit song topped the U.K.
The catalogue of errors tarnishes a health service that is constantly tubthumping over improvements in patient care.
INITIALLY YOURS 1 This Guy''s In Love With You; 2 Tubthumping; 3 Kung Fu Panda; 4 Airplane!; 5 The Car Show.