preach about (something)

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preach about (something)

1. To proclaim or lecture about something in a sermon. The priest preached about the sin of coveting other people's possessions. He was preaching about God's message of love and peace.
2. To offer a stern, moralistic, typically condescending lecture about something. I wish you would stop preaching about being fiscally responsible, Dad. I get it. My mother always preaches about the dangers of drugs and drinking, so I've never wanted to try them.
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preach about something

to give a moral or stern discourse on something. Please don't preach about the evils of fried food. I like the stuff, and people eat it all the time and don't die! She was preaching about the value of a fat-free diet.
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A member of our parish, who was dying of cancer, preached about the renewal of his faith and how God had blessed him before and throughout his illness.