tout around

tout around

To promote, praise, or advertise someone or something in an extravagant or overly enthusiastic manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tout" and "around." There are scores of nutrition companies touting around their supplements as miracle cures for any number of illnesses and ailments, but they're all just a bunch of snake oil. The boss has been touting the new vice president of marketing around like she's going to be the savior of the company.
See also: around, tout

tout someone or something around

to promote and boost someone or something publicly. He is touting his favorite candidate around, hoping to get a few votes for her. Roger is touting his book around, trying to boost sales.
See also: around, tout
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Even with the giant batteries and external battery packs we tout around, most modern smartphones struggle to make it through a full day of use, while the best devices barely scrape through two.
One of the programmes finds Josie and guest presenter Richard Nichols (Rhodri wasn't available that week because he was doing pantomime in Plymouth) helping Cardiff newsagent Bobby Singh cut a demo to tout around record companies.
MUSIC DREAM: Bobby Singh with musicians who helped him cut a demo to tout around record companies
Tom Butler, an analyst with the World Gold Council, said yesterday: "It's a crazy figure for one man to tout around - more than the total mined worldwide each year.