take to the hustings

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take to the hustings

To campaign, with an emphasis on delivering political speeches. A "hustings" was the platform on which candidates were nominated to British Parliament through the mid-19th century. If you want to be voted onto city council, you need to take to the hustings and talk to the people.
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Selected by the Green Party for her obvious glamour, she's taken to the hustings with a specially concocted organic champagne cocktail for followers, a nice line in lace mini dresses and fetching thigh-high boots.