moralize about (someone or something)

moralize about (someone or something)

To discuss or proclaim moral judgments or observations about a particular person or thing, especially in a trite or obvious manner. These politicians need to spend less time moralizing about the nature of drug addiction and homelessness, and spend more time helping the people in society who are most vulnerable. Plenty of people have moralized about the country's dictator, but so far no one has done anything to curb his power.
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moralize about someone or something

to utter moral platitudes about someone or something. There is no point in moralizing about Carlo. He can't be changed. Why are you moralizing about the election? The people are always right.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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