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rabble rouser

Someone who incites others to emotional reaction and/or action; someone who tries to make trouble. The term is always used in a negative way. How can you listen to that fool? He's just a rabble rouser trying to sway mindless followers so that they join his cause.
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Michele Best cites Tom Peters, author of many management books, who recommends that a manager should, "within 12 months, promote to a position of significant responsibility at least one rabble rouser who often doesn't agree with you."[1]
The Old Ribble rousers comprise Ian Royale on trumpet, Howard Murray, saxophone, Martin Bennett, piano and Richard Lord on drums.
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Yes, Stateside rabble rousers Dropkick Murphy are back, and this time they've brought their mates.
THE Severn Valley Railway is set to get extra financial help for its rebuilding appeal when Black Country rebel rousers Highway Dave and The Varmints release their latest song.
Critics from the Left say his decision to create a database in order to identify and deport rabble rousers, many of them to countries with questionable human rights records, is an infringement on the very free speech and democracy that Britain holds so dear.
Having launched themselves a couple of years back as post-grunge, unadulterated Rock monsters, Essex's Headswim have recently seen fit to undergo an image and sound overhaul and re-emerge as Radiohead-esque stadium rousers.
DIRTY SWEET American Spiritual (Acetate Records) SAN Diego rabble rousers Dirty Sweet live up to their name with a lowdown and dirty set of sweet scuzzy rock and roll, somewhere on the colour palette between Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and White Stripes.
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Many were trained rabble rousers. A special team have already identified 20 people who will be prosecuted."
KASABIAN West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum ( Sony) THE Leicester rabble rousers return with their third album and opener Underdog, deliriously distorted guitar and scuzzy bass, suggests they're back on track after the disappointing Empire sophomore set.
Concerns were raised after the arrival of a number of well-known rabble rousers in Edinburgh.