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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This will give the administration the continuing trust and credibility when again the President takes to the hustings for his candidate.
Today Deputy PM John Prescott takes to the hustings on a 2,000-mile cross country drive.