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hold forth

To talk about something at length. If grandpa starts holding forth about the weather, we'll be hearing about the Farmers' Almanac all night.
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hold forth (on someone or something)

to speak at great length about someone or something. Sadie held forth on the virtues of home cooking. Sharon is holding forth, and everyone is paying close attention.
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hold forth

Speak in public, especially at great length. For example, Barbara loved to hold forth on the latest discoveries in astronomy. [Second half of 1600s]
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hold ˈforth (about/on something)

(disapproving) speak for a long time about something in a way that other people might find boring: The politician held forth on the importance of living in a society free from social injustice.He’s a real bore. He’s always holding forth about something or other.
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hold forth

v.
To talk at great length: The professor held forth on the subject of classical literature for an hour.
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While Rushdoony gave an academic-style lecture, Dennis Peacocke of the Strategic Christian Services held forth at full volume.
It is clear, though, that something of the intellectual vivacity that had marked the Cafe Royal in the 1920s and '30s was still alive in coffeehouses such as the Deux Megots and the Metro, where a new generation of poets held forth, debated the same isms, and quarreled about matters having nothing to do with Parnassus.
One day, the resort arranged a tour of the research facility, where Maggie Booth held forth enthusiastically on sea snails, black-pearl oysters and hippo foot clams while standing alongside a study tank.
He held forth, judging the quick and the dead in the art world; opinions were refueled with every round of margaritas.
I also wish I'd had more time to talk with - or at least listen to - the grandmother with the gleaming bridgework as she held forth on granddaughters and Christmas myths.
At several stops, he held forth on the intricacies of hydroelectric power generation, and while a few in the group seemed to grasp the concepts, the rest of us were content simply to gaze around.
Cobb then held forth for nearly an hour, providing intricate detail of Coronado's growth - and its personality as a community.
Flanking the scene, in odd juxtaposition, the Hawaiian-music combos at the Moana, the Royal and the nearby Halekulani doggedly held forth with their ukeleles, acoustic guitars and lilting vocal technique.
Neither will the tasting room, where Terri Bennett cheerfully held forth recently, offering a wealth of information about the effect of El Nino, the traits of Temecula's soil and the vines that flourish in it, and the winery's experimentation with such European vines as sangiovese from Italy's Chianti region, sirah from France's Rhone Valley, and cortese, the northern Italy varietal that yields such a delightfully crisp white wine.
An informal presence on stage, Hall drew steady crowds to the West Village cabaret club Eighty-Eights when she held forth there for a month earlier this year.